Travel came to a screeching halt last spring. Around the world, globetrotters were grounded in favor of public health. Photography became a transport portal for many over the last 15 months. Images from far-off locales became an opportunity to pine and aspire. Stunning photographs hopefully will soon fuel inspiration for future experiences.
Mattias Fredriksson is one photographer whose arresting art became a hallmark of my work-from-home social media respite. The Swedish-born adventure photographer is prolific. His skiing, biking, and adventure travel images are ubiquitous with more than 450 cover shots published worldwide. Fredriksson is a storyteller. We recently caught up with him to hear a backstory about one of his favorite images from his storied career. While sharing the tale of this one lasting and memorable image, Fredriksson also unearthed a few invaluable nuggets and tips for aspiring photographers and visual storytellers to create their own.