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The Art of MTB Photography with Thomas Genon and JB Liautard- Video

Not simply writing with light, but painting with it.

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Take a look at the art of MTB photography, in this behind-the-scenes look at the creative process with Thomas Genon and photographer JB Liautard.

From Shimano: There are levels of riding, just as there are layers of a painting. Each stratum forms the basis for the next step; it is important in and of itself but also in the bigger picture. No big jump is gapped from zero, no great photograph is snapped from nothing. It’s progress, a process. Each layer levels up until you land a masterpiece.

The end product is a thing of beauty, no doubt. But peel back those layers and you also reveal a captivating story. Trial and error, mistakes and triumphs, near-hits and near-misses which add depth and richness to a snapshot in time. The style and artistry of Thomas and JB has created sublime images which celebrate the beauty and badass-ery of bikes in a unique and mesmerizing way. They make us question the how and why, and pull us into their story.

They are truly works of art.

art of mtb photography

art of mtb photography

art of mtb photography

Thomas Genon

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Rider: Thomas Genon
Photography: Jb Liautard
Video: Abel Nury & Jb Liautard
Produced by: Shimano