There is nothing better than running into a friend at a tradeshow. Sometimes a familiar face can help you make it through the day, and sometimes it can lead to other opportunities…like conversations about goggles and beautiful images. That is basically what happened when we saw Barcelona-based photographer, Crista Leonard, roaming the aisles at ISPO last month.
You may remember Crista from some of her work with Element Eden (which we are huge fans of), her photographs are simultaneously both powerful and poetic. Recently, she has shifted from conceptual works to something a little more tactile, with her latest collaboration with Spy Optic for its Spy Plus Series. The Bias goggle boasts one of Crista’s signature images, as well as painterly Spy logo and the quirky phrase “Say Hello to Winter” on the inside of the strap. As an added bonus, it comes with a free photo ‘zine, so you can enjoy Crista’s work year-round. Sounds like a match made in the mountains to us!- Jeanine Pesce