An inside story about snowboarding


If you are into snowboarding and were around in the European snowboard scene from the mid-90s to the mid 2000s, there is a good chance you have heard of Switzerland’s Patrick ‘Brusti’ Armbruster, or at least have seen some of his incredible pictures. As senior photographer for Snowboarder (Monster Backside Magazine) and Onboard magazine he captured some of the most iconic riders of that time – from Terje Haakonsen, Gigi Ruef, Wolle Nyvelt and Romain de Marchi to David Benedek, Nicolas Mueller, Johan Olofsson and Trevor Andrew – and later he expanded his creative output into film production when he started Absinthe Films with Justin Hostynek. Right now Brusti is working on a new photobook, which covers this legendary time in snowboarding – or as Brusti puts it in his own words: “The photo book will become a contemporary document of snowboarding in the 90 & 00 years. The time when snowboarding became popular, the riders were idolised to rock stars and the events became pilgrimage sites for the fans. I had the privilege to be in the middle of it instead of just being there. So over the years an archive of pictures of the world's best snowboarders in front of and behind the scenes was created. The best action pictures but more a personal insight into the travels, room parties and portraits of the riders who made snowboarding what it is today.” This coffee table book of around 240 pages will be realized through crowdfunding on Indiegogo and will cost €45. It’s a must-buy and great Christmas present for anyone who likes snowboarding, so go and secure your copy on this crowdfunding link


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