“Zegama is Zegama” – a unique atmosphere with the BEST SUPPORTERS, an entire valley passionately supporting the 400 lucky runners along every step of the course
At race day my assignment was to take photos of Finnish runner Henri Ansio. So there's only photos of top 25 male runners. After Henri came I changed location.
Friday 25th of may I'll be traveling to Zegama-Aizkorri to photograph mountain running competition. I can't describe how excited I am! I just say, it will be huge! Zegama-Aizkorri is one of the best known mountain running competition in the world. It's located in north of Spain. My mission is to photograph Finnish runner Henri Ansio. Henri was 4th in last years World Championships, so he'll be one to watch! It's kind of crazy how runner from flat country can challenge the best mountain runners from all over the world! Can't wait to take photos as he runs in the middle of a huge crowd! Yes, there will be huge crowd even at the top of the mountain!
Here's some gear I'll be carrying with me. I try to travel as light as possible, because you know I have to hike up the mountains.
If you want to follow this journey check out these channels:
I'm still considering should I take wide-angle 16-35 f/4 or 24-70 f/2.8. Let me know what you think in comments below. Thank you for reading! :)
Nikon D800e (backup)
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC (or Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 VR)*
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4*
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 VC*
Panasonic Lumix LX15
Macbook Pro 13
Peak Design Slide Summit Edition strap*
F-Stop Loka UL backpack*
*I will carry with me when I'm in the mountains.
**EDIT - last decision change. I will take 16-35mm and 50mm will stay home.
Check out the earlier post! There's Henri Ansio's training montage and some of his thoughts about upcoming race. https://www.teemuoksanen.net/new-work/2018/5/18/the-best-of-the-best
I have had privilege to work with best trail & ultra runners in Finland. Here's two photoshoots that I did with Finnish champs. Henri Ansio was 4th in 2017 World Championships and Juuso Simpanen won Ultra Trail Tour Finland series. I also did short videos with both of them.
Two different gyms, but same owner. I have taken photos for them couple of years now. Earlier I took some photos to their company presentation and last year we took commercial training photos.
Cow photos for Valio's tradeshow marketing.
Marco Hietala's Ruostumaton book publishing gig was held in Genelec Artist Room, Helsinki. Great music and great atmosphere!
Marco Hietala is know as a baisist and singer of Nightwish. At this gig, he played with his new band called Powerless Trio.
It has been an honour to work with Finnish company, Genelec. They are well known all over the world of their quality speakers.
These product photos were taken for their Home Audio catalogue.
It was pleasure to photograph this new and hot restaurant in Helsinki, Finland.
This was my second time photographing in Natura. This time we took more photos of servings and workers. There's also one of pictures on the wall.
An intimate, family-run restaurant in the heart of Helsinki serving modern, innovative food in a friendly, "no fuss" atmosphere.