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Jussi Grznar Talks Pro Photographer Showdown at WSSF : Winning Gallery

Jussi Grznar  is a master behind the lens and has captured incredibly inspiring and artful images from around the world. His talent is one we at TransWorld SNOWboarding have been fond of for years, and we’re proud to showcase Jussi’s images. Recently some of his work was featured in the Patrons of Powder and Full Moon Film stories in print and online. Jussi just earned the highly coveted win at the Pro Photographer Showdown at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler.

Scroll through his winning images above, complete with Jussi’s own captions, and read on for more from Jussi.

What does it mean to you to win the Pro Photog Showdown?

Winning the Pro Photographer Showdown to me is huge. I’ve been going to the event for 10 years and its something I always wanted to do.  It didn’t matter what assignment or job I was on, getting a photo for the slideshow was always on my mind. 

Have you ever entered this contest before?

I’ve never entered it before. I got approached by the organizers three years in a row to be part of it. I just didn’t feel ready. I am glad I ended up waiting, because last few months have been incredible!

If you had to pick your favorite photo, which one would it be and why?

Hard to choose one as I am strongly emotionally attached to a lot of them. If it really has to be one, it would be the nuclear power plant base jump photo because of the whole story behind it.  

What are your plans to shoot this coming spring and summer season?

To be honest, I haven’t really thought about it yet. I am definitely going to take some time off and reconnect with my girl, friends and family. I would also like to go surf somewhere and possibly forget the camera at home :)

Check out more of Jussi’s work here!