Windsurfers, Columbia River Gorge, USA

This ongoing series includes portraits of windsurfers taken during windsurfing vacations at the Columbia River Gorge. This region is known for its incredible conditions for this sport that attracts people from all over during the summer season. This work continues my interest in shaking up the traditional boundaries of the portrait genre. I photograph people who, like me, have a passion for this sport. As a starting point, I depict us as heroic and proud, dressed in our fitted rubber and synthetic fiber accoutrements, in front of breathtaking and picturesque panoramas typical of this place.