In the first round, all of Gary's winter slides have been scanned into high-resolution digital files. They are also sorted and categorized, and we are now creating collections with premium images that are cleaned and retouched and made available for you as Digital Wallpapers and Art Prints.
Image above: Ski photographer Gary Bigham and his slides back in the day.
Chamonix 80s Art Print Collection
These twelve photographs have been selected from the archives of Gary Bigham as a glimpse into the 80s ski scene in Chamonix. It was all about how you looked, there were no fat skis, clothing was optional, and monoski reigned supreme. Photos feature: extreme skiing pioneer Patrick Vallençant (France); monoski icons Cathy Breyton (France), chamoniarde Veronique Perillat, chamoniards Alain Revel and Phillou Azaïs, Joël Géry (France), and Jacques Gris (France); skibums Randy Wieman (USA), Nina Renvall (Sweden), and Captain Powder (David Moe, founder of Powder Magazine); and the legendary Joël Géry memorial.
Digital Wallpaper Collection
These ten images have been chosen as digital wallpapers for your devices and are meant to be shown off as if they were "your own" photos. All images from Chamonix in the 1980s. Available in our shop. Formatted for your smartphone, tablet, and laptop. With Gary's signature.
Collections hanging on walls
Our signed and numbered Art Print Collections will be displayed at various locations in Chamonix and elsewhere. The first one, "Chamonix 80s Collection" can be experienced at the bar Le Petit Social in Les Praz (ski lift station Le Flégère) between Chamonix and Argentiere. Check out the framed prints live and buy them off the wall, or check them out in our webshop and order for home delivery (30x40 cm). If you want to go big, we do offer signed images in larger sizes and short editions. Our first Art Print XL can also be seen at Le Petit Social – 90x135 cm, signed and numbered in an edition of three – also available in our shop.
Help us identify "Unknown skiers"
When scanning Gary's slides we found hundreds of unknown skiers – skiers and faces we can't tag or get in touch with. So, we ask for valuable help from you who were there with Gary at the time, recognizing any friends – or yourself – in any of the images. Check them out in our Facebook Album and let us know. Thank you so very much for your help!