Having his workplace in the backcountry andt tiny huts in the mountains more often than not, Matt can be a hard one to stalk down. The adventurous Frenchman has turned his affinity for the outdoors into a career and lends his talents to the industries major players.
From crisp and clean commercial work to experimental imagery spanning different mediums, Matt knows how to keep things interesting.

LUCAS BAUME aka YUNGDOLi / AXAMER LIZUM / AUSTRIA

Travelling with Lucas Baume, aka @yungdoli, is always something ! You should definitely check his Instagram account. We were at a Vans Gathering with the whole team and he was the only one riding powder with sunnies. Of course when you ragdoll you lose them and spend the next 30min looking for them in deep snow.

GLACIER TOUR / CAMPER / SAAS FEE / SWITZERLAND

Not much to say about this little camper. It was full of stickers showing all the different places they have visited in the past. It was parked just next to us, owned by 2 snowboarders driving around glaciers to shred in the summer, just like us.

IGLOO NIGHT / PATAGONIA / ARGENTINA

We were on a Vans trip for our project called FIRST LAYER and we decided to spent the night outside up in the mountains. Few days before we saw the army building up an igloo in the backcountry so when the Team Manager Bruno showed up we told him we had built a sick igloo for our night. He was very stoked! But at the end the sky that night was so clear that we all slept outside around a nice campfire, full of cervezas.

DIPTYCH / NICK VISCONTI / SAAS FEE / SWITZERLAND

Each year I try to work on a photograph series. This one was about black and white Diptych, where I want to have a graphic connection between each photo, here the mountain and the coping.

MARKUS KELLER / TOKYO / JAPAN

I have been in Japan 9 times and I still love it so much. 1 night in a capsule hotel is mandatory each time. It’s a real struggle with our luggage (board bags, camera bags etc.) and they freak out most of the time that we usually have to pay for another room just for our stuff. It’s still cheaper anyway than a normal hotel and very fun to sleep there, unless you are claustrophobic.

NIGHT RIDING / NISEKO / JAPAN

In Hokkaido, Japan Northen Island you can ride powder at night until pretty late thanks to huge stadium lights. It’s such a nice feeling and you feel like being on another planet. When it’s snowing and little foggy it’s even crazier. Most of the skiers stay on slopes so you get all the fresh sides just for yourself!

ARTHUR LONGO / SNOWPARK NZ (RIP) / NZ

7 AM, first ray of sun, first rider, huge pipe, icy as fuck, 2nd warm up run.
Arthus is a beast and he just sent it like that for breakfast. It’s honestly very incredible to witness especially when you hear the sound of the ice. Unfortunately they closed the resort the year after. We got some very nice time up there at the end of our northern hemisphere summer, as most of the snow scene was going there to ride and get their legs back for our winter.

SPARROW KNOX / FINLAND

The day before we got kicked out after 5min on the spot. When we came back we knew we’re gonna have 1 try maximum before getting busted again and eventually end up at the police station since the previous warning was pretty intense. Of course Sparrow got this Nose Bonk first try! What a legend!
We hide for a little while afterwards but no one came to kick us out again. We rode it again and again and again and 4 hours later we were still there… This was shot in Rovaniemi, known as Santa Claus city, way up north, over the Arctic circle, for the first opus of Vans First Layer.

WOLLE NYVELT / ITALY

While shooting with Absinthe in Cervinia we came back to this legendary road gap where Gigi Rüf used to bonk the chairlift on its way, but this year it was a totally new spot since they took it off. A bit less interesting to shoot it but still a nice little booter at the end of the day while the sun is setting down. I have kinda destroyed the polaroid here with the emulsion leftover to get those funky chemical pink effects.

JP SOLBERG / JAPAN

This was the first year of YES SNOWBOARD, during the élection campaign of Barack Obama and so the same slogan « YES WE CAN ». I guess I won’t be too wrong if I say the brand name was highly influenced by that moment of history. Which was also the case in our little snowboard world when 4 legends, JP Solberg, DCP, Romain De Marchi, DCP, decide to launch their own snowboard company. Here is JP Solberg lost somewhere on a Japan pass on Hokkaido’s Island. Every morning our little routine is to go to 7Eleven get some snacks before heading deep in the backcountry. Porn mags could be a little distraction after a long day in the cold.