Canon 5D mark III.
Kilian Schönberger, Brice Portolano, Lukas Furlan.
Cheese, smoked salmon, craft beer.
Ireland, Canada, Scotland, Iceland.
Camping in the wilderness.
Into the Wild, Born on a Blue Day.
Alexis Malin a digital designer and photographer from France currently making cool things at Deux Huit Huit in Montreal, Canada. He is also co-founder/videomaker /photographer at Sauvage a small studio specialised in shooting/editing photos & videos about the wild world.
He takes his inspiration from nature and wild places. He first discovered his real passion for photography during a humanitarian road trip around the whole of Europe and he discovered that he really wanted to share the richness of Europe through photography.
After living a 2-year adventure in China, he decided to move to Canada. Apart from his work, he likes to brew craft beer from recipe and brewing to the final product including branding, shooting and editing photos and videos in studio or in the wilderness.
-How did you first become interested in photography?
I always had crappy cameras to shoot my travels and then when I knew I would travel around the whole of Europe, I started thinking that I should buy a good camera and start shooting. I bought my beloved 5D Mark III to help me capture the essence of Europe. It was the starting point of my photographic style and passion for images.
-What words best describe your style of photography?
I am mostly a landscape photographer.
-Is there a theme or concept that runs throughout all of your work?
I always try to capture the raw beauty of the wilderness and the small details that makes it so beautiful.
-Is there any sort of process behind how you choose you locations?
For every travel I do, I create a mood-board with my friend of what types of landscapes we want to choose and then we browse the internet for hours to find the perfect places. They are mostly remote places especially when we already know the country.
-What is your post-production workflow like?
I always put all my photos in Lightroom and then I make a selection of which image I want to work on. If I need to clean the sky or the water, I put this image in Photoshop.
-What is your dream project?
My dream project is to make a photographic journey all around the USA and Canada on a road trip.
-In your opinion, what makes a truly great landscape photograph?
Now with Instagram, we don’t really know if the landscapes in front of us is true or not. In my opinion what makes a truly great landscape photograph is what I like to call ‘the raw beauty of nature’ without any artifice and reflect all the environment around: the weather, the season, the time of the day but also the emotion of the photographer during that precise time.
-What are your go-to camera and lens choices?
My go-to camera is the Canon 5D mark III and for the lenses: Canon 16-35mm f/4, Sigma 50mm ART f/1.4 and the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8.
-What is your top technical tip?
My technical tip is to know your camera and settings as much as you can to be able to make the most of it.
-What was the best career advice you were ever given?
Don’t be afraid to fail and do what you want to do truly.