Marco Shapiro is a Photographer base in Verbier, switzerland. I met him on some shooting for Project 1936 in 2012. Great photographer and a real life lover, who saw and have been part of the evolution of skiing & Freeriding since the Origin. I let him talk for himself :
It has been said by peers of my generation to today’s generation, friends, people in the trade, and written about by journalists, magazine editors in the know that I as a pioneer in the early 70’s am the one responsible for the beginnings of modern ski photography as it is today. Powder Magazine calls me the Godfather of Ski photography and in 1984 voted a picture of John & Ace “Best Photo Period” in the photo annual, never to be repeated to this day. Snow a magazine in France dubbed me Master of light. The Editor at Bunte a weekly colour magazine in Germany called me a world class photographer then did a 20 page spread. I was awarded a medal by the Ski Club of Great Britain for my contribution to ski editorial and the ski industry. The list of accomplishments goes on and on.
Starting out with a manual SLR camera and a darkroom in the 60’s, I learned by trial and error for I had no roll models, the art of photography and applied these self learned skills through the years to adapt to the snow to shoot action and fashion which has influenced all who follow in my ski tracks today.