Karim Rouighi

Karim Rouighi, one of our new photographers, was born in the middle of the Sahara Desert in Algeria. He moved to Chamonix, France when he was six and he has been there ever since. This year he is testing the waters (snow) in Wanaka NZ with his Kiwi girlfriend. He has been a chef and more recently a lift mechanic to stay close to the snow. His photos inspired us and we know they will inspire you too!

Q. What is your favorite thing/place to photograph?
A.The mountains, always, any season. But of course you can’t beat winter dramatics.
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Q. What is your favorite outdoor sport?
A. Snowboarding is number one. Followed by Down Hill MTB and Parapenting for the ultimate views and adrenaline.
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Q. How long have you been taking photos?
A. I was 16 when i got my first camera, but I’m sure like millions my age, as technology developed and became closer to hand and easier to use, (+ Instagram existed) I became quite the hobbyist!
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Q. Which photo is your favorite and why?
A. I have a picture of me doing a huge 180 on the big air at the long since retires DC Park in Les Houches Chamonix. These were the best years of my life and this was my proudest moment snapped by professional photogher @damien_deschamps.
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You can find the rest of his photos here!

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