A Timeline interview with beer lover & photographer Tero Repo

Tero is the dude behind the lens and responsible for Xavier’s coverage in magazine over the past three years. To get a good shot you need a good eye and a good idea, Tero Repo’s got both but his skills don’t end there. He’s the perfect guy you want to have as a friend on a trip and a beer lover.

Check out the video above and the quick interview below to get a better look into the life of Tero.

Photos, video and interview from Timeline

How did you get into taking pictures?
In 1998 I graduated from school and my parents bought me a SLR camera. Since then I have been very passionate.

What do you like in taking pictures?
Sports, or something that is moving. At the moment I hate to shoot products.

How would you describe your style?
I like to frame really wide. I really like to tell a story through my photos. Scenics combined with good action are my kind of photos.

What would be your ultimate picture?
I think that ice ride photo of Xavier was pretty close. If I can do any better I would be so happy.

What is it like to shoot with Xavier and other riders?
It has been very easy with Xavier since day one. Nothing is perfect but everything works out. Other riders like Lucas Debari, Mathieu Crepel, Andreas Fransson and Sam Anthamatten are part of the dream team

What is the next toy you’ll buy to shoot and what new options will it bring?
Probably a faster camera. I'm now shooting at only 3.5 frames per second.

What is your top 3 shots and where have they been published?
First is definitely the 2012 photo annual cover in TWS. I think the 2nd is The North Face ad of Xavier this year, or maybe not as these things are too difficult to name.

How do you think your friends, family see your job?
Friends think it is so cool: you can travel and ski. I think my family thinks the opposite.

What’s best and worst while traveling?
Best thing is the gold card with United, worst thing is the cancelled flights.

What’s best and worst in your job?
Worst is to miss aprés ski. Best is to make new friends while missing aprés ski.

Who do you look forward to shoot with and why?
We are going back to Antarctica soon. That will be something that I will never forget.

What’s the best time of the day ?
Beer o’clock

Any advices you would give to someone willing to do your job?
Don’t drop the fucking soap!


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