From Dirt Issue 127 – September 2012
Words by Tobias Liljeroth, Photos by Mattias Fredriksson.
Swede Mattias Fredriksson is easily one of the most recognized and published photographers in both the bike and ski worlds, spending his life shooting the planet’s top riders in the most epic locations, whether it be summer or winter. Here for Dirt, Mattias tells us a little bit about himself and what goes into the work of being one of the main men behind the lens…
Mattias Fredriksson’s job is to capture other people’s dreams in images. To preserve a glimpse of magic to be shared with thousands of others who didn’t get the chance of living that dream in the first place. His images take the observer, if only for a brief moment, to the most epic locations, right in the middle of the action – just by looking at an image in a glossy magazine like the one you’re holding in your hands right now. Mattias simply creates dreams for other people to enjoy.
He follows the world’s top riders to perfect, loamy trails. Or the best skiers in the universe to nipple deep, untracked, blower powder on mountains so remote you hardly knew they existed. Whether it be summer or winter, warm or cold, dirt or snow, Mattias’ camera is always there to capture the magic. It’s a position only a select few, elite, photographers in the world can enjoy. And it all comes down to passion and dreams. His and yours >>