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35mm is a collaborative photography project from this early winter. Carried out by Rossignol athletes and ambassadors, it takes us into the heart of the most beautiful mountain landscapes and celebrates the power of sliding on snow.

35mm is also a quest for authenticity and aestheticism. An artistic duo formed by the athlete and photographer working to capture indelible moments on analog film. Exclusive moments illustrated in a unique and singular fashion.

35mm is, last but not least, a tribute to the winter ahead, highlighting the first snow of the season and the emotions that accompany getting back to doing what we love.

Discover our athletes and ambassadors through the eyes of their photographer

Enak GavaggioEnak Gavaggio

ENAK GAVAGGIO
by Andy Parant

SOPHIE LECHASSEURSOPHIE LECHASSEUR

SOPHIE LECHASSEUR
by Andy Parant

Bernhard BraunBernhard Braun

BERNHARD BRAUN
by Lukas Cairns

Jacob WesterJacob Wester

JACOB WESTER
by Sofia Sjoeberg Wester

Pauline LerouxPauline Leroux

PAULINE LEROUX
by Jérôme Tanon

Lou BarinLou Barin

LOU BARIN
by Jérôme Tanon

GABRIELLE SIMONEAUGABRIELLE SIMONEAU

GABRIELLE SIMONEAU
by Pierre-Nicolas Lessard

Marika GodinMarika Godin

MARIKA GODIN
by Cédric Bejeannin

Hugo LaugierHugo Laugier

HUGO LAUGIER
by Philippe Rebreyend

Axel Le PalabeAxel Le Palabe

AXEL LE PALABE
by Nooka Comm

GABRIELLE SIMONEAU
by the photographer Pierre-Nicolas Lessard

GABRIELLE SIMONEAUGABRIELLE SIMONEAU

In the eye of the ambassador

"It's nice going on a small early adventure to get you ready for the approaching season. The first snow is so exciting, even if it's not necessarily the best conditions, it is so nice to finally put on my boots. It wakes up the mind et allow to get back those good feelings you get when you're skiing. "

In the eye of the photographer Pierre-Nicolas Lessard

"This project was exciting to me because it was a mix of two great passions: film photography and touring! The idea of documenting a touring adventure on film was thrilling because I had to keep my photography standards as high as if I was shooting digital even if some aspects are more complicated when shooting on 35 mm.

 

We chose Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 film."

ENAK GAVAGGIO
by the photographer Andy Parant

Enak GavaggioEnak Gavaggio

In the eye of the athlete

"I love challenges, whatever they are! But enjoying playing with a 36-shot film was just incredible. I’m part of the Pro rider generation, which has experience of analogue photography, and I know how the mechanisms work. Andy, for example, only works with digital cameras and seeing him take up this challenge was just delightful. You could feel the pressure each time he pressed the shutter release. It’s a game of patience and waiting. We were completely immersed in the role of photographer, the action at the right moment, the right attitude to have. The day ended with Andy’s boyish grin when we heard the film rewind..."

In the eye of the photographer Andy Parant

"When Enak phoned me to talk about the project, I told him straight away that he’d come to the wrong photographer. I haven’t even got a film camera. But he’d planned everything and he had one, what’s more it was a Nikon F100. Everything was sorted out and the project was underway! I loved these two wonderful days among friends and enjoyed returning to what photography used to be like, with all its uncertainties and delights. Checking 10 times that the exposure is probably right, checking the focus 15 times, holding your breath for as long as possible to avoid moving when you press the shutter release. The interactions and communications between us had to be perfect.

 

I used a Nikon F100 and Portra 400 film, which is an excellent multipurpose choice. Because the scenes varied throughout the day, with both indoor and outdoor shots, I tried to find the best compromise by achieving a colour balance that was as neutral as possible. "

SOPHIE LECHASSEUR
by the photographer Andy Parant

SOPHIE LECHASSEURSOPHIE LECHASSEUR

In the eye of the athlete

"I loved the idea of this 35MM project which took me right back to my youth. I remember my mum, who spent a fortune developing rolls of film containing my blurry photos of cats, all more or less the same, just to make me happy. She didn’t lose any time giving me a digital camera when the first of them appeared.

 

During the day I went out photographing with Andy, I asked him out of habit whether he’d got the shot he wanted, forgetting that he couldn’t possibly know. I concentrated on what I had to do and Enak got Pia’s attention to make sure that she looked in the right direction. There was also Plume, who was running about here, there and everywhere. All in all, we had a wonderful day and everyone did what they had to do really well!"

PAULINE LEROUX
by the photographer Jerome Tanon

PAULINE LEROUXPAULINE LEROUX

In the eye of the ambassador

"This project inspired me straight away because it brings together everything I like about the mountain world. Setting out in my well-equipped van with my split board at my feet offers me a whole universe of possibilities. I immediately thought of Jérome to do an analogue photoshoot because I like his style. He has a unique form of creativity and is extremely inspiring Above everything else, for me mountains mean sharing, taking time and enjoying what surrounds us. You don’t need to go far to be in a different world and enjoy some special time."

In the eye of the photographer Jerome Tanon

"They were two really lovely days. It’s rare to have so much powder snow during the pre-season period, at a time when the resorts aren’t even open. Pauline had planned the perfect route for taking advantage of the conditions in complete safety in the forest. I love analogue photography because you don’t waste time watching your camera’s screen; you concentrate on the moment and take full advantage of the day.

 

Rolls of colour film were out-of-stock, so I decided to use some out-of-date Fuji 200 which I still had in my fridge. It gives a slightly retro look which I love, the reds are strong and the cast is yellowish. All of this is captured in a small grain which breathes authenticity."

LOU BARIN
by the photographer Jerome Tanon

LOU BARINLOU BARIN

In the eye of the athlete

"The most important thing for me in my life is to spend time with the people I love. That’s why I decided to go off hiking with my mum. We started early, at 6 o’clock in the morning, front-on into the snow to arrive at the summit greeted by a few rays of sun that had managed to pierce through the clouds and fog. It was a great opportunity to work with Jérome, who is an expert in the field of analogue photography, and capture these magical moments forever. It was a wonderful excursion and made an entrancing change from my everyday routine."

BERNHARD BRAUN
by the photographer Lukas Cairns

BERNHARD BRAUNBERNHARD BRAUN

In the eye of the ambassador

"I was excited to try something new, capture the skiing lifestyle in the purest form possible. Just one click. No second try. I really liked the idea if this project. Unfortunately, the day started with a car breakdown and 2 hours in a garage. We managed to get some travel, vanlife and even skiing shots in good light afterwhile. After seeing the photos, I like the project even more. In the end, it’s a brilliant reflection of how so many skiing days look like. Change plans and go with the conditions. Be spontaneous."

In the eye of the photographer Lukas Cairns

"The day started off pretty early, because the plan was to capture the early morning vibes that you always get in connection with skiing and then follow along the rest of the day. Due to the Van breaking down, it was for sure more challenging because light and time were not really on our side. We tried to capture the last bits of light, as we got to the skiing part of the shoot. No second tries, just doing thing intuitive. I think we were probably the last ones on the mountain, and really got some beautiful light in the end. After spending 2 hours at the mechanic, we definitely made the most of the day and were happy how everything worked out.

 

The camera is a Canon AE-1 with the Canon FD 50mm F1.8 - everything was shot completely manually. When you only have one lens, you make it work, cause you can't go wider or closer. We used a Fujifilm Fujicolor C200 film - I think Fuji has some of the best colors."

MARIKA GODIN
by the photographer Cédric Bejeannin

MARIKA GODINMARIKA GODIN

In the eye of the athlete

"At the start of every winter, I am filled by the same feeling: the freedom of the first back-country Nordic excursion of the winter in the heart of my Jura Mountains, surrounded by pine trees laden with freshly fallen snow. It’s as if this thick whiteness erased all frontiers, all limits and made the inaccessible more accessible. Everything is softer. So when Rossignol presented me with a project that blended my two passions, I immediately agreed to go on this adventure and immortalise these moments, as if I were capturing for ever this wonderfully precious feeling that inspires us during our winter excursions. "

In the eye of the photographer Cédric Bejeannin

"It seemed self-evident to me that I had to grasp this challenge of an analogue photo-shoot. It allowed me to get to the very heart of my passion and the essence of what it is that has made the creation of images my profession today. It was immediately clear that going on this adventure with Marika at my side in my home territory was the right thing to do.

 

Film Kodak Gold 200"

JACOB WESTER
by the photographer Sofia Sjoeberg Wester

JACOB WESTERJACOB WESTER

In the eye of the athlete

"It was actually my first time shooting a full day on film, and I like it because you never know what the end result will be like. It is like a little gift you send forward in time to your future self. The workflow also tends to become more like a normal day on the mountain, because there is less waiting for the cameras to set up. It's a simple process of just pointing the camera, posing or skiing, and then move on to the next shot without any delay. I like the flow it brings, and it's easier to immerse yourself in the experience of skiing, and not feeling like you are working"

In the eye of the photographer Sofia Sjoeberg Wester

"This project was a super fun one! I shoot analog from time to time but rarely a whole day on the mountain like this one. It was a rough one to be out working with -20 degrees Celcius and a lot of wind. I enjoyed working with the analog camera in a super cold day because there is less time setting it up. There is something special about not having continuous shooting and only one chance to capture the action. I also think it’s thrilling not being able to see the result instantly but having to wait for it to come back a few days later.

 

I used an Olympus Mju II from 1997 with the 35 mm film Kodak Portra 160. It’s a great versatile film that creates beautiful resoluts in colour and skin tones. Since it’s pretty dark in Sweden in December, I had to use the built-in flash, I think the result is pretty beautiful! landscape and portrait photos!"

AXEL LE PALABE
by the photographer Nooka Comm

AXEL LE PALABEAXEL LE PALABE

In the eye of the athlete

"The day of the first back flip of the season has been precious to me ever since I’ve been doing freestyle. The fact of immortalising this moment on analogue 35MM film added extra enthusiasm, excitement and stress while waiting to see if the photos were truly successful. We were lucky enough to have two days rolled into one, with a lovely sunlit morning and an afternoon under the snow, which gave the day extra charm. It was an unforgettable experience"

In the eye of the photographer Nooka Comm

"Shooting the old-fashioned way was a real opportunity to refocus on what lies at the core of our passion for photography. More than ever, that encouraged us to be creative, to discuss things with Axel and to think about each and every one of our photos before pressing the shutter-release. All of that, together with the excitement and uncertainty brought about by the fact that we had to wait for our photos to be developed before we could see them, made this one of the most exciting shoots that we’ve ever done. 

 

We chose Portra 400 film for maximum authenticity in the reproduction of the colours and the fineness of the grain, which is particularly suitable for mountain photography. The photos were developed using the C41 chemical process."

HUGO LAUGIER
by the photographer Philippe Rebreyend

HUGO LAUGIERHUGO LAUGIER

In the eye of the athlete

"We were truly spoiled this year in Lans-en-Vercors. We had heavy snowfall, something quite rare for a village located at a mean altitude of 1000 metres. That day, I left home on my bike and it was really amusing to sometimes be able to climb the hills better than some of the cars on snowy roads. “It seemed to be climbing up the trees,” as the photographer, Philippe, would say. I was very keen to undertake this project with him as he is also from the area and has known me since I was very small. He’s a real professional when it comes to analogue photography and I am truly happy with the results. You have the impression of actually being there."

In the eye of the photographer Philippe Rebreyend

"The project that Hugo told me about attracted me straight away: I found that, miraculously, I still had some equipment that allowed me to work with analogue film, both for taking the photographs themselves and for digitising them afterwards, and I enjoyed going back to the days of old-fashioned photo-shooting… In practice, it was a little bit worrying all the same: I had the impression of groping in the dark and felt myself to be very limited in what I could do by the sensitivity of this equipment which I couldn’t play around with, particularly when night was falling. However, looking at the results, which it wasn’t unpleasant to wait for, I think that this experience was really worth the effort. Some of the photos had a density, a grain and effects of motion that were extremely interesting!

 

We chose Fujichrome Provia 100F slide film, which is well known for its fine qualities and the tolerance it provides. We made a number of settings for the exposure time and contrast. We didn’t retouch the grain and texture of certain images in order to leave them as natural as possible."

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