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Alex Buisse is a professional adventure photographer who has worked in Chamonix for a decade. He has climbed, skied and flown, all over the Mont Blanc range.

His work is currently divided between adventure and humanitarian/development projects.

Whether it is a runner focusing before an Olympic race, a refugee becoming the first of her community to receive a university degree, or a climber looking up at the mountain he will measure himself against, emotions are the common thread, human and universal. Telling people stories with earnestness and honesty is what Alex strives to do every time he picks up a camera.

Photography has given him many opportunities to live unique experiences, and highlights include sailing an expedition yacht around Cape Horn, being invited to an Ethiopian coffee ceremony in Dadaab Refugee Camp, photographing Usain Bolt at the Olympics, skiing to the North Pole, naming three (small) mountains in Greenland, adventure racing through Tierra del Fuego, climbing on K2 and getting winched, on purpose, from a rescue helicopter at night.

Alex is currently based in the alpine mecca of Chamonix, and is available for assignments in both Europe and North America. With current COVID-19 restrictions he remains in France for now and we feel lucky to have him as a guest at the Transylvania Mountain Festival Podcast.

In this episode we talk about what it takes to become an adventure photographer, expeditions on land and sea, inspiration and visual storytelling.

Thank you for listening to our mountain stories! ­čŽç


You can follow Alex Buisse on his official accounts:

Website: and

Instagram: alexbuisse

Facebook: AlexBuissePhotography