The first time I met Vincent Laforet was at a spontaneous, late-night photographer’s dinner after a full day of shooting during the Salt Lake Olympics. Vincent entertained the table with stories and spot on impersonations of other photographers.
It was a wonderful evening.
We crossed paths four years later about half way up the stairs which run up the large ski hill in Torino. It was a good evening for making pictures, though there was nothing wonderful about that climb.
Laforet is the type of photographer that other photographers watch closely. He’s a ground breaker who seems to have already made a move when others don’t yet know there’s a move to make. He was kind enough to talk a bit about his latest project, a stunning piece he did for Nike.
Serious photographers rarely talk about equipment. Conversations usually focus on the why and not so much on the how, so it was a treat to have Vincent explain the thinking behind what he was working to accomplish during this shoot.