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Silverbacks in the Mist: The Sven Martin story

Posted by Caleb Smith on Thursday November 7 2013

Sven’s camera bag sponsor (and mine too) F-Stop have been producing a series of videos showcasing their sponsored photographers in action. Well it’s media superstar Sven Martin’s turn and the F-Stop filmers followed him around Crankworx for a day or two to give us a glimpse of the elusive Silverback in action. Check the full blurb for the video below. Oh and if you want that Dirt is The New Snow T-shirt he’s repping then you’d best head to our shop because that Maroon colourway is exclusive to Spoke Magazine.

This feature takes us behind the scenes with Sven Martin, one of the most recognised downhill dirt shooters at the world’s premiere mountain bike festival, Crankworx. This week-long biking event in Whistler BC, attracts the world’s top riders from every event, including downhill, cross-country and slopestyle, just to name a few. With over 25,000 spectators, it’s become the largest mountain bike festival ever.

The high speed action makes it extremely challenging to capture through photography and video. Those who are aren’t prepped and ready will miss the shot. The combination of the event’s high-paced action, and difficult to access locations only adds to the intensity. Needless to say, Sven has mastered this process, making it look easy. Press play to catch the chaos and see him in action, doing what he does best.

For more on Sven, check him out at svenmartinphotography.com

Special thanks: SRAM for providing cold beers, food and shelter in between shoots, at their tent. Duncan Pilpott, Blake Jorgenson, and Scott Serfas for their time and words. Images provided by Sven Martin.

This video was brought to you by fstopgear.com

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