Contributor Spotlight | Alexis Berg

We are hugely grateful to the contributors that help us make each edition of the magazine. Without their imagination and generosity LtW wouldn’t exist. Our thanks go out to the writers, but also to the illustrators who create the beautiful images that accompany our stories.

Alexis Berg and his Grand Trail project was featured in issue #12 of Like the Wind. We were lucky enough to catch Alexis between his hectic travel schedule to find out more about his project.

LTW: Tell us a little about yourself, and what led you to begin the Grand Trail project.
AB: I am a photographer, and the photos in the Grand Trail project were taken on my round-the-world trip as a photographer for the Ultra-Trail World Tour. I tend to travel a lot – in the past few weeks I’ve shot races on 3 continents: in Madeira, Marathon des Sables and Barkley Marathon!

LTW: You co-created the project with your brother, tell us about that.
AB: The feature in Like the Wind is actually an excerpt from a book that I worked on with my brother, Frédéric. He runs, I watch. He writes, I take photographs.

LTW: What is the book about?
AB: Grand Trail is a photo-book about trail running, featuring 13 stories (one of which is featured in LtW #12), portraits of 16 of the sport’s greatest champions and profiles of 13 of the most iconic ultra-races. There’s also Grand Trail Extra, which is 120pp of photos (including guest photos by various trail photographers) and texts, including two fiction running stories.

 

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