Anna Barry has been a freesports photographer for over seven years, largely shooting snaps for Southern Hemisphere Magazines. She fell in love with photography at school and went on to study Visual Arts at university in Melbourne. “I’ve always had a passion for art and this genre of photography just progressed through my passion for snowboarding,” she says. This season, she’s been hanging out in France, freelancing and snapping UK riders in action.
We take a peek at Anna’s photo album and ask her to give us a run down of her favourite shots…
This would have to be one of my favourite shots as this was taken when I was coaching with Snowgirls NZ. We were staying up at Snowpark and sometimes you get the most amazing sunsets there. The sky went into these crazy colors and I just couldn’t resist capturing it on camera. New Zealand is like my second home, it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and I’m lucky enough to have enjoyed many of its wonders.
Jo Chastney, Gilly Seagrave and Emma Rogers, Morzine
I have found that recently I have started to really enjoy shooting images that illustrate moments in time, especially of this lifestyle that many of us endure. This image is one of my recent images and I had never been to this frozen lake outside of Morzine. I just fell in love with this very cold winter wonderland.
First snowfall, Trin Mulin, CH
This image was taken outside my friend’s house in Laax at the start of October – it was the first snowfall of the season. The first snowfall always sparks excitement and memories, especially the good times.
I have always loved landscape photography, although it is entirely down to personal taste. There’s no reason for this choice but simply for the fact it’s a personal favourite.
Fiona Duncan, Treble Cone, NZ
This image of Fi is taken at one of the most famous resorts in NZ. Fiona is one of the most well known, dedicated and inspirational female snowboarders in NZ. She has always been an inspiration and a diamond in my life and I was pleased to share this moment with her at one of our home resorts.
Abby Lockhardt, Japan, 2006
This shot of Abby has caused me slight hiccups in the past. What looks like a snowboarder jibbing a building was no ordinary building; I later found out this was a dedicated shrine to the ‘snowgods’. But for some reason this shot has always been a favourite simply because we had a ton of fun on this day. I think all countries need buildings dedicated to ‘snowgods’ – especially if we get to jib them and pray for endless pow.
Peniche, Portugal, October 2007
Surfing is my other passion and when I’m not snowboarding I’m at the beach! I was in Portugal for a month last year surfing. Portugal is a beautiful place; the sun was setting behind me and the moon just sat nicely above these old surf club buildings.
Check out Anna’s website for more amazing shots.