Only three years deep into his photo career and Jaysson Gallant is making a name for himself and the riders he shoots. Gawking at his photos is easy, and lucky for us, tracking him down during #ronaszn was just as easy. Meet Jaysson Gallant, the man behind these jaw-dropper shots.
FAST FACTS: JAYSSON GALLANT
Hometown: Drummondville, Quebec
Current town: Sherbrooke, Quebec
Years snowboarding: 13 years
Years photographing: 3 years
Go to camera set up: Sony A7iii with 16-35mm GM and a circular polarizer.
Claim to fame: Nothing in particular. For me, the best moments are the ones with good feedback that people take their time to give on my work, thanks, everyone!
PHOTOG INTERVIEW: JAYSSON GALLANT
How did you get into snowboarding?
JG: As a kid, I used to ski with my family but when I was a teenager, I thought snowboarding was really cool so I tried it with my dad and my brother. Never went back (to skiing) since then!
How did you get into shooting?
JG: A couple of friends of mine started a snowboard crew called “The Lawsbury” and I bought a used Canon Rebel t5i with the kit lens to go out and help them shooting.
When did you first merg the two?
JG: Snowboarding with my friends really brought me into photography.
Where is your favourite place to shoot?
JG: It’s hard to pick a favorite because my principal photo subjects are street snowboarding and wildlife. We are constantly searching for new spots and for wildlife, I just go out there in the woods seeking for creatures.
What was your favorite shoot from this season?
JG: The shot I took of Jonat for the Summit Challenge Contest. I like to shoot in the woods in low light condition, and by including a flash with nature I think that it created a nice moody feel to the composition. Our efforts have paid off by winning the jury’s vote for the best photo.
Anything you’re itching to shoot?
JG: Snowboard deep pow shots and I am dreaming for a nice close up portrait of a red fox.
Where can we see your work?
JG: At the moment, on my Instagram @jaysson_gallant.
Career highlight to date?
JG: Yes Snowboards printed a minimalist shot I took of Simon Martel for the showcase of the Boutique Adrénaline boardshop. I was really stoked to see my photo this huge!
What’s keeping you busy these days?
JG: When I’m not working, it’s Call Of Duty Warzone time with a bunch of homies on Xbox Live haha! This game is addictive.
Music when you edit?
JG: Lil Peep, Juice WRLD and I recently found The Kid Laroi. This kid is amazing!
Anything you are planning on doing after #ronaszn?
JG: My girlfriend and I were supposed to go on a trip to Thailand in March with all my photo gear. We will definitely try to go there as soon as possible.
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