ray demski

Outdoor adventure photography is fun to look at, but it can get old fast. If you’ve seen one really gnarly skiing or climbing photo, you’ve kinda seem them all.

That’s why Ray Demski’s new project is a breath of fresh air. He hauled several studio lights with giant reflectors out to an icefall in the Avers valley in Switzerland this winter and used the battery-powered, 1200-Joules strobes to shoot ice climbing like we’ve never seen.

“I always try to do something new every time I go into a shoot,” says Demski, an adventure sports and commercial photographer based in Munich, Germany who’s shot for companies including Red Bull, BMW and Adidas.

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