spotlight magazine Oct 2018 sport photography
Christian Pondella is one of the top adventure sports photographers in the world. A senior photographer for Powder Magazine, a San Disk Extreme Team member, Fstop Global Pro, and Lululemon Elite Ambassador, he has published work in Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, Outside, Men’s Journal, Maxim, FHM, GQ, Climbing, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, and a variety of other publications throughout the world.
His images have also appeared in commercial campaigns for Red Bull, Patagonia, San Disk, Oakley, Atomic, Eddie Bauer, Clif Bar, and many other outdoor brands.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Christian is as comfortable in the urban chaos of La Paz or Kathmandu as he is hanging from a 3,000-foot granite wall in Yosemite. Best known for his iconic, award-winning images of skiing and climbing, he has also shot base-jumping, downhill mountain biking, motocross, wakeboarding and a variety of other adventure sports, as well as distinctive portraits and travel and lifestyle photography.