The photographer

For five years now, we have been trying to share with you this love for the mountains and for beautiful images. In five years, what progresses, suprises and evolutions we have made. On our side, the galery has became an essential place in Chamonix and the clients have became our best ambassadors. The original prints in Black and White are a proof that there is a market for quality prints, whatever the prices are...

Talking about price, we can now say that price is a lure. If our pictures sell so well, even if the price is superior to the competition, it is because love at first sight works immediately. When it is beautiful, price does not count... We always keep this criteria of quality in mind and for this fifth years, we are not modifying our prices, except on the filming (optional), which unfortunately is becoming more and more expensive...

About our posters, those five years have seen a clear evolution of images, especially those of the mountains. For years, traditional outlets have seen in it only a souvenir to bring back to their place. Represented randomly next to a marmot and a Savoy chimney sweep, this market seemed on its path to disappear. Other big suprise, the diminution of commands by the do-it-yourself or framing industry which seem to leave this market. This could have made us really upset, but from other outlets, to begin with sport shops where passionates find at once all their products really revived a market far from being dead. It is for all of those that stay loyal to the idea of a beautiful poster that we are starting a new collection. Ten new posters for a sector that is known to be in the middle of a crisis? It is the evident sign that we keep growing... Henceforth, the catalog will go out during the summer and its products will first be tested in Chamonix before being sent throughout France and throughout the world. One year on two, we will send to the outlets, the new catalog with the added images, in order to be on phase with our ideas and to save paper. If the Mont Blanc stays the heart of target, other images will be prepared. Switzerland as well as the Himalaya, where four times a year I stride the highest summits to capture the prettiest images, with in process, several books. Five years of edition did not discourage us, on the contrary, it is henceforth with four employes that we are now answering your demands. Five years, the age of reason for a small edition compagny which placed its ambition at the summit of a passion that we are trying to pass you on...

 

Mario Colonel is considered as one of the best mountains photographers. Member of the American agency Aurora, old member of the Edition Pêcheurs d'Images ( at the side of Yann Arthus Bertrand et Philipp Plisson), he has published 15 books on the mountains and has received several international prizes, like the prize for the most beautiful image book at Bannf, in Canada (the biggest mountain book festival in the world). It is the first European to receive this distinction. Passionate for the height, he is starting a last-long collaboration with the Editions de la Martinière through different project, especially one on the Himalaya...