Nitro snowboards proudly presents an insight into the passion, creation, and new graphic series by Lorenz Holder on the new 2018 Nitro TEAM EXPOSURE snowboard.

Lorenz Holder started out as a Nitro team rider and has been a staff photographer for Nitro for over 10 years. He has also received the 1st place award in the RedBull Illume Action Sports Awards two times in a row. Lorenz has done the photography for a couple of our TEAM Exposure series in the past, but this season he wanted to bring in an old school film technique and style on to the Team Exposure.

This year he has used one of the oldest forms of developing photos, by shooting the photos with an old medium format film camera and than using two alternative printing processes that were first developed in 1842 named Cyanotype and Van Dyke process. Simply put you print the photos by placing the film negatives on a piece of paper and let the sunlight burn the image onto the paper.

The images represent the craftsmanship put into each of our snowboards, by using a handmade photo series as the graphics.

To find out more information watch the video and check out the product here – The Behind The Scenes Of The 2018 Nitro Team Exposure Graphic.

Read the Lorenz Holder Interview Below:

LORENZ HOLDER x TEAM EXPOSURE x INTERVIEW

by: Knut Eliassen

First of all where are you from and how did you get involved with snowboarding and Nitro snowboards?

I live and grew up in Munich – Germany close to the Bavarian mountains. In those mountains I learned how to snowboard about 25 years ago. About 15 years ago, I got my first snowboard for free from the German Nitro distribution, because they thought that I had some snowboarding talent, ha ha. One day after that, I got hurt and started to take photos of my friends riding. After a while I had more fun shooting photos than actually riding for myself, so I started to work for Nitro as a photographer about 10 years ago.

You have done a few board graphics with your photography in the past – is this new Team Exposure series one of your favourites?

Yes, this one is really my favorite. I just love white, clean boards and I think it’s a pretty unique snowboard with a story behind it.

Last time we checked you have won both of the Redbull Illume Photography Competitions over the last 6 years correct? How does that feel? And how do you think you have achieved this type of recognition through your photographs of action sports?

Well, winning the Red Bull Illume back to back is really something special for me. It’s the biggest action sports photography competition in the world, that takes place every three years with over 40.000 images submitted. It’s a bit like winning an Oscar back to back, I guess.

But to answer your question, I think that my way of photographing action sport is a bit different, because I see it more as an art than documenting the sport. I call it the „fine-art-action-sport-photography“, ha ha. I was once asked, what makes a great action photo and my answer was: „When you would remove the athlete in my action shots and people would still hang the picture on their wall, than I got quite close, to the perfect shot.“ So it’s a thin line of doing art and still show the athletes skill and talent, because that’s what actually matters.

Recently you have been shooting and experimenting with Large Format Film cameras, why are you changing it up, especially since you have been so successful with digital photography of action sports and snowboarding?

I think the reason why I started to shoot large-format-photography was because I was a little bit over the digital workflow. With a digital camera, you make hundreds of images per day and you loose a bit of the value one single images has. With a large format camera it’s totally different, if you shoot like 5 images per day than it’s a lot. It takes about 10 minutes until you have set up the camera and you can hardly move it, once it’s set up, so you really have to pre-visualize your shot. Long story short – this camera slows you down and it gave me back a little bit of the joy that was the reason why I started to take photos. I guess it’s a bit like fly-fishing for other people. It doesn’t really matter if you catch something, but that you are doing it is important. And overall it’s just a great pure camera!

You can see your new type of Film photography work on the new Nitro TEAM EXPOSURE Snowboard series. Can you please walk us through the concept and ideas behind these photos – why did you pick these photographs? 

The images have no special „theme“ like for example in the last years „double exposures“ board graphics, but they are all just images that mean a lot to me and it’s a selection of images that I thought, would be great to have framed and hung on a wall“.

You have used a very old and special photo processing technique to develop these photos, could you please walk us through how you do this and why this process is interesting for you?

I used two alternative printing processes that were first developed in 1842 named Cyanotype and Van Dyke process. They pretty much work almost the same, just with different chemicals that result in either a blue color print or a sepia color print.

This is how it works:

1. Paint chemicals with a brush on a peace of watercolor paper to make it sensitive to UV-light sources, like the sun and let it dry.

2. Put a negative on that piece of paper and put it in the sun

3. Wash out the unexposed chemicals under running tap-water

That’s pretty much it, in detail it’s a bit more complicated, but I guess we don’t have the space here. There are a lot of good tutorials on youtube if you are really interested.

Basically you make paper sensitive to the sunlight and than you print only with the power of the sun. For me this is a very pure and honest way of printing an image.

What size Team Exposure board will you be riding this winter and what is the first trick you are going to do?

I’ll ride the 57 and the 59 depending on snow conditions and if I’m carrying my camera backpack or not. First trick will hopefully be a cutback in deep powder or maybe a method..

Any last words?

I really hope that people will like the board and that they will have fun with it – as much fun as I had creating the graphics for it! Thanks so much Nitro for giving me the opportunity to make my own board graphics and for being family for the last decade! Love you guys!

Comments

comments

61 COMMENTS

  1. I spent four years trying EVERYTHING in Online Dating, and through a huge amount of trial and error, I produced a system that I will share for you. This book will take you, step by step, through everything you need to know to double, triple or even quadruple the number of women you meet online.

  2. I simply want to mention I’m very new to weblog and absolutely enjoyed this web site. Likely I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You absolutely come with amazing stories. Thanks a lot for sharing your website page.

  3. Zune and iPod: Most humans look at the Zune towards the Contact, yet when viewing how skinny and amazingly small and mild it is, I check out it to be a as a substitute one of a kind hybrid that brings together characteristics of the two the Touch and the Nano. It truly is very colorful and gorgeous OLED display screen is somewhat more compact than the contact screen, however the player by itself feels quite a little bit smaller and lighter. It weighs relating to 2/3 as substantially, and is noticeably smaller within width and peak, When staying exactly a hair thicker.

  4. I would like to express my respect for your generosity giving support to folks who require assistance with this important content. Your personal dedication to getting the message all through appears to be pretty productive and has without exception helped individuals just like me to arrive at their desired goals. Your own warm and helpful key points can mean a lot a person like me and still more to my office colleagues. Warm regards; from each one of us.

  5. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

  6. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I’m hoping the same high-grade web site post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing skills has encouraged me to get my own blog now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a good example of it.

  7. Simply wish to say your article is as surprising. The clarity in your post is just excellent and i could assume you are an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the enjoyable work.

  8. This is becoming a bit added subjective, nonetheless I substantially like the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has a lot more flair, and some awesome features such as ‘Mixview’ that allow for by yourself out of the blue check out very similar albums, new music, or other users related towards what you happen to be listening in the direction of. Clicking upon a single of individuals will center on that product, and another mounted of “neighbors” will appear into feeling, enabling your self in direction of navigate near studying by means of related artists, audio, or users. Talking of users, the Zune “Social” is furthermore ideal fun, enabling on your own locate other individuals with shared choices and turning into buddies with them. Oneself then can pay attention to a playlist crafted dependent upon an amalgamation of what all your mates are listening towards, which is moreover interesting. Those anxious with privacy will be relieved to notice on your own can keep away from the community towards viewing your personal listening routines if by yourself so make a decision.

  9. Hey, you used to write fantastic, but the last several posts have been kinda boring¡K I miss your super writings. Past few posts are just a bit out of track! come on!

  10. Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  11. This is having a little bit a lot more subjective, nevertheless I a lot desire the Zune Current market. The interface is vibrant, is made up of further more flair, and some amazing attributes together with ‘Mixview’ that enable by yourself out of the blue view very similar albums, audio, or other people identical towards what you are listening towards. Clicking upon one of people will center upon that product or service, and one more set of “neighbors” will appear into view, permitting you toward navigate in close proximity to exploring as a result of identical artists, songs, or customers. Talking of end users, the Zune “Social” is in addition Terrific enjoyable, allowing for your self come across others with shared choices and turning into close friends with them. Oneself then can hear in the direction of a playlist crafted dependent on an amalgamation of what all your mates are listening to, which is in addition fascinating. Those fearful with privacy will be relieved in direction of understand your self can steer clear of the community from looking at your particular person listening practices if your self hence pick.

  12. I’ll equipment this analyze in the direction of 2 types of individuals: recent Zune homeowners who are thinking of an upgrade, and humans attempting toward come to a decision amongst a Zune and an iPod. (There are other avid gamers great importance looking at out there, including the Sony Walkman X, but I assume this features by yourself sufficient data to generate an knowledgeable choice of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as effectively.)

  13. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly. I am quite certain I’ll learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  14. Wow! This could be one particular of the most useful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Magnificent. I’m also a specialist in this topic so I can understand your hard work.

  15. A lot of thanks for your entire efforts on this website. Kate take interest in setting aside time for investigations and it is easy to understand why. My spouse and i know all of the compelling medium you make precious tips and hints through your web blog and as well increase response from the others on that issue while our child has always been learning a lot. Enjoy the remaining portion of the year. You are conducting a wonderful job.

  16. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  17. My wife and i ended up being very thankful when Edward managed to finish up his preliminary research by way of the precious recommendations he grabbed using your weblog. It is now and again perplexing just to be releasing helpful hints which usually some people could have been selling. We really see we have got the writer to be grateful to because of that. Most of the explanations you’ve made, the easy site navigation, the relationships your site help to engender – it’s got mostly amazing, and it’s facilitating our son and us reason why this subject matter is entertaining, and that is exceptionally fundamental. Many thanks for all!

  18. whoah this blog is great i love reading your articles. Keep up the good paintings! You realize, a lot of persons are looking round for this info, you could aid them greatly.

  19. Good post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Thank you!

  20. I’ve been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

  21. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely useful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such info much. I was seeking this certain info for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  22. Thanks for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research about this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more from this post. I am very glad to see such excellent information being shared freely out there.

  23. If you’re still on the fence: get your preferred earphones, head down in the direction of a Least complicated Acquire and talk to in the direction of plug them into a Zune then an iPod and watch which a person sounds greater in the direction of your self, and which interface generates yourself smile further more. Then you can expect to understand which is specifically for on your own.

  24. I have been exploring for a bit for any high quality articles or weblog posts in this sort of house . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this site. Studying this info So i am happy to exhibit that I have an incredibly excellent uncanny feeling I came upon just what I needed. I such a lot undoubtedly will make sure to don’t fail to remember this web site and give it a glance on a continuing basis.

  25. This is getting to be a bit further subjective, yet I a great deal want the Zune Current market. The interface is vibrant, has further aptitude, and some great options such as ‘Mixview’ that let by yourself suddenly view related albums, songs, or other consumers related to what you happen to be listening in direction of. Clicking upon 1 of individuals will center upon that products, and a further fastened of “neighbors” will arrive into feeling, allowing on your own to navigate around exploring by very similar artists, music, or people. Chatting of users, the Zune “Social” is as well Terrific enjoyment, letting your self obtain other folks with shared choices and getting mates with them. Your self then can pay attention in the direction of a playlist produced centered on an amalgamation of what all your good friends are listening in the direction of, which is as well fascinating. Individuals nervous with privateness will be relieved to notice you can stop the community in opposition to seeing your specific listening patterns if on your own consequently opt for.

  26. I wanted to create you that little remark to finally thank you as before over the stunning tips you’ve shared in this case. This is really wonderfully open-handed of you to make easily what exactly a number of us could have supplied as an e-book in order to make some money for themselves, and in particular considering the fact that you might well have done it if you wanted. Those principles likewise acted to become good way to comprehend someone else have similar keenness just as mine to grasp much more when considering this issue. I am sure there are some more enjoyable occasions in the future for people who look over your blog post.

  27. I got what you mean , thankyou for putting up.Woh I am happy to find this website through google. “Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.” by Heinrich Heine.

  28. hi!,I really like your writing very so much! share we keep up a correspondence extra about your post on AOL? I need an expert in this space to resolve my problem. Maybe that is you! Looking ahead to look you.

  29. I’ve been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or weblog posts on this kind of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this web site. Reading this info So i am glad to express that I’ve a very just right uncanny feeling I came upon exactly what I needed. I most surely will make sure to do not omit this site and provides it a look regularly.

  30. I got what you intend, appreciate it for posting .Woh I am delighted to find this website through google. “The test and use of a man’s education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.” by Carl Barzun.

  31. It’s really a nice and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this useful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  32. whoah this weblog is excellent i like reading your articles. Keep up the good paintings! You know, lots of persons are looking around for this information, you can help them greatly.

  33. The Zune concentrates on getting a Portable Media Player. Not a world wide web browser. Not a recreation machine. Maybe inside of the long term it’s going to do even far better within individuals areas, nonetheless for previously it can be a outstanding way toward set up and listen towards your songs and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s positive aspects are its net browsing and purposes. If people solid even further compelling, potentially it is your most straightforward selection.

  34. Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on. You have done a extraordinary job!

  35. With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My blog has a lot of unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement. Do you know any methods to help reduce content from being ripped off? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  36. Thanks a lot for sharing this with all of us you really know what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Please also visit my web site =). We could have a link exchange contract between us!

  37. Usually I don’t learn article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, quite nice post.

  38. I have been exploring for a little for any high-quality articles or blog posts on this sort of space . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this web site. Studying this info So i¡¦m satisfied to exhibit that I have a very just right uncanny feeling I found out exactly what I needed. I most certainly will make sure to don¡¦t put out of your mind this site and give it a look on a relentless basis.

  39. Thanks a lot for providing individuals with remarkably remarkable chance to read from this website. It really is very pleasurable and full of a great time for me personally and my office mates to visit your blog really thrice every week to read the newest guides you have got. And indeed, I’m just actually fascinated for the incredible inspiring ideas you serve. Selected 1 ideas in this post are truly the very best we’ve ever had.

  40. hey there and thank you for your info – I’ve certainly picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical issues using this web site, since I experienced to reload the website a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage your high-quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for much more of your respective interesting content. Ensure that you update this again very soon..

  41. Simply desire to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your post is just great and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work.

  42. Normally I don’t learn article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to check out and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, quite great post.

  43. Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to mention that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write once more soon!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here