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Contact: Markus Greber Photography Cell: +49/(0)172/8210836 Mail to :info@markusgreber.com www.markusgreber.com www.skyshot.tv

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november february march april may june july august september october After the time consuming and nerve wrecking photo book project last year, I promised myself to never do that again. Well, you know how it is: Things don’t look too bad after a fresh break. While flipping through my hard discs recently, I stumbled upon great stuff that never made it to the public. And I thought: Wow, what a pity to leave all nice shots rot as digital waste. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not the type of photographer who posts every detail of his life in digital communities. To me one single printed picture has a lot more lasting effect than a whole photo album on Facebook. The bottom line is: I’m a f… workaholic and I decided to create a special edition coffee table book called: „perspectives“. The content of what you’re holding in your hands is the essence of one year of traveling the world, riding ultimate trails, working my ass off and having a dirt load of fun. The new perspectives should reveal different styles of cycling how I personally see it. To create these new and exceptional perspectives, I focused more and more on an innovative and funny toy: My remote controlled, GPS assisted flying camera. Men need toys but this one really pimps-up my photo equipment for good. It’s a bit hard to carry at times, I mean, who carries a Helicopter, photo equipment and a Bike up a mountain just for a single shot? I do, but I think the result is well worth it. See to yourself! I’m very happy and admittedly a little proud to present my favorite shots of 2010 on 184 pages. PS: I would like this project to be understood as a tribute to our sport. It has no commercial background what so ever. With the free ads in this book I wish to thank customers and partners for the great collaboration in the past.  Enjoy! 3

Nicht jedes Fahrrad kann fliegen. Nicht jede Druckerei heißt Vogl.

www.druckerei-vogl.de Location: Munich – Rider: Rob J

subsurface investigation Once a year, there`s a spectacular Bike Race 1000 meters below the earth`s surface. On potassic gravel trails dozens of competitors are hammering through the 5000 meter race course.

Location: Sondershausen/Germany – Client: BIKE Magazin

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Over 20 years the swiss indoor racer Bruno Risi dominated the Sixdays circus. Last year he

the last race

finished his career with a spectacular first place in munich Location: Munich, Olympic Arena – Rider: Bruno Risi – Client: tour Magazin 11

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crown jewels

A suitable location for precious bikes and parts? That`s why we chose to shoot in an castle. 1700 century interior meets 2011 hightech craftsmanship! Location: Asam SchlÜssl Munich – Client: tour magazin

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On top of the alps

40 peaks over 4000 meters are the backdrop of this stunning freeride stage – no doubt, Zermatt is one of

the most scenic places in the alps. We used the last chance before winter time. Icy cold, but looking through the lens made me feel warm Location: Zermatt, Switzerland – Riders: Patricia Roth, Tibor Simai, Andi Wittmann – Client: BIKE Magazin 19

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doggy style

Shooting mountainbike tests can be boring sometimes, unless you have a fast and funny assistant like Oscar.

Just wish he could hold the flash instead of running it over. Helps to have a good insurance Location: Latsch, Italy – Riders: Karen Eller, Holger Meyer, Mario Lenzen, Andreas Schäfer, Oscar – Client: BIKE Magazin

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White style

Some people just don`t know how to ski. For those who can`t be without riding their bikes during winter, the industry developed useful equipment to cope the freezin temperatures and the different trail conditions Location: St.Moritz, Switzerland – Riders: Patricia Roth, Tibor Simai – Client: BIKE Magazin 38

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the quest

Which is the best frame, fork, wheel, suspension in the 200 millimeter class? To find out the Freeride test crew regularly change their office chairs with the hardcore trails in North Italy Location: Bozen, Italy – Riders: Freeride Mag Test crew – Client: Freeride Magazin 45

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Congratulation Roman Arnold, the owner of Canyon Bicycles, celebrated his 25th anniversary in the bike business. A passionate Roadracer himself went from selling bicycles out of a trailer to one of the main brands.

Location: Koblenz, Canyon headquarter Client: Canyon

Bavarian style

Besides Neuschwanstein, Hofbräuhaus and Oktoberfest, Bavaria has far more to offer. Definitely another

highlight: Andis Dirtlines – right next to the beergarden. Prost! Location: Bad Aibling, Germany – Rider: Andi Wittmann – Client: Freelance

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when I see everything, I can ride anything.

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the dark side

Shooting sunglasses for Adidas Eyewear was quite a challenge since the boys from the Northshore brought their local weather with them to Germany. Respect to those guys to manage slippery Northshore ladders in the dark forest wearing even darker glasses Location: Bikepark Gaißkopf, Bischofsmais – Riders: Darren Berrecloth, Richie Schley, Matt Hunter – Client: Adidas Eyewearf Adidas Eyewear 56

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During the first worldwar, military troops bombed trails into the mountains surrounding lake Garda.

history lessons

Following these trails today you can still find relicts of the past. Some people even assert that they can hear the detonations. However erveryone is awestruck Location: Garda lake, Italy – Riders: Matt Hunter, Darren Berrecloth, Trond Hansen – Client: Specialized

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come together The BIKE Festival in Riva del Garda. I`ve been to all 17 and I keep on finding new perspectives every year. A remote controlled helicopter helps! 73

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sleepless in the saddle

Shot in Munich, not in Seattle. Featuring the Ergon 24hour racing team. Their strategy was to swich every lap, and rest. I had to go the full distance Location: Munich, Olympic area – Riders: Benny Brochhagen, Kim Tofaute – Client: Ergon/Canyon

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Often called the outdoor capital of Austria – Innsbruck combines city life with big mountain hardcore trailriding.

outskirts

The challenge is to find the right balance betwen partying and riding – unless you`re a local. They manage both. Only one thing they can`t cope with: WORK! Location: Innsbruck, secret spot – Riders: Harald Philipp, Christoph Malin, Gerhard Senfter – Client: BIKE Magazin 80

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Chilled lifestyle and Siesta – that`s what I think of southern Europe. Shooting for Scott`s Press Release Camp in Spain

going south

was quite different: I had to cover 20 different mags plus Scott catalogue images. At least the paella tasted like I expected. Location: Giverola, Spain – Riders: Holger Meyer, Nino Schurter, Thomas Frischknecht, Christoph Listmann and some others – Client: Scott Int.

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RIDE IN FLOW MOTION

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Due to the long winter of 2009/10 it was a challenge to find locations without snow, to get the catalogue shots

deadlines

in time. Just in time the weather cleared and I found a perfect spot in the dolomites. The only problem was to get Wolfi out of his pants.Thanks to the lady in white! Location: Dolomites, Italy – Rider: Wolfgang Watzke – Client: Specialized 95

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For your eyes only

This James Bond movie was shot here, as well as Stallones „Cliffhanger“. On this Hollywood

location I shot the 2011 Canyon mountainbike catalogue. Throughout professional. Location: Cortina d`Ampezzo – Riders: Tibor Simai, Rob J, Stefan Herrmann, Katrin Neumann, Philipp Becker, Daniel Beck – Client: Canyon 105

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Location: munich blinder ort – Riders: Vorname Nameirgendeiener – Client: Cayon Catalogue-Shooting Cor 108

Location: munich blinder ort – Riders: Vorname Nameirgendeiener – Client: Cayon Catalogue-Shooting 109

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For our road trip to the end of the Alps we tried to shoot as much as possible from above.

airborne

I had to build a special rack to carry the remote heli over climbing routes up to 2500 meters elevation. Once on top the challenge was to have the balls to start in 15 m/sec winds Location: East Dolomites, Italy – Riders: Jan Sallawitz, Holger Feist, Mario Lenzen – Client: Evoc

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Racing down dirt roads with 80 km/h, driving with 5 centimeters space down 500 meter cliffs.

four wheeling

Seven days, 500 kilometers with my T3 Syncro Van to cover the „Transalp Challenge“. I still hear the voice of race director Uli Stanciu: „Hurry up before the leading team catches up“. He drove like a madman and I was right behind him. Location: Transalp – Riders: Participants – Client: BIKE Magazin

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Uneingeschränktes Bikevergnügen ...

von über r Alpen. 1.000 km und 40.000 Höhenmetern, inmitten der herrlichen Naturkulisse der Hohen Tauern und den Kitzbühele Von sanft ansteigenden Wegen mit Traumpanorama bis zu atemberaubenden Singletrails.

... in der Bike-Arena Wildkogel und der Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern. Pures Bike Feeling auf einem Streckennetz

free from giddiness

Shooting out of a helicopter is always something special. This time even more. Our pilot transferred into a stuntman after the official shooting. He still had some leftover fuel to take us for a short joyride. Location: Neukirchen, Austria – Rider: Andi Wittmann – Client: „Framed“ Video Project 132

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Trailmaster Challenge – a contest that feels more like a gathering. Chilled atmosphere and cool people who challenge themselfes in three different categories for the most versatile rider. Of course everyone parties hard afterwards. Party bus rules. Thanks to Rob J, HP, Bernie and the rest of the weekend warriors! Location: Neukirchen, Austria – Riders: Participiants– Client: Neukirchen Tourismus

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Location: munich blinder ort – Riders: Vorname Nameirgendeiener – Client: Cayon Catalogue-Shooting Cortina, Italy 141

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Dirndl, beermug and steak sandwich – superman seatgrabs indy airs and double flips.

bavarian supersession

Wittmann invited the who ist who of the german dirt scene to rip his hometrails. Check out the skyshot edit on www.watch26.tv Location: Bad Aibling, Germany – Riders: Moritz Zapp, Amir Kabbani, Niki Leitner – Client: Skyshot GmbH

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Sometimes the weather is good to me. I love the days getting up at four

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in the morning for the first streaks of light, shooting during the day with flash and utilizing the sunset. In only one day all the pics for a ten page spotguide in BIKE magazin were done Location: Fanes, Italy – Riders: Wolfgang Watzke, Daniel Schäfer – Client: BIKE Magazin

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mountain Roads

Whenever I see mountain passes I imagine myself sitting in a 260 horse power fourwheel ralley car shredding up and down.

That`s probably why I love so much shooting roadbikes – always searching for combining both

Location: Cortina d`Ampezzo, Italy – Riders: Bernhard Watzke, Katrin Neumann – Client: tour magazin

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WOMEN WHO MOVE

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... and they just wanna have fun. And sure they did! Ripping the flowy Valtellina trails between

Girls Camp...

Bormio and Lake Como. What else is there to say – four chicks, good wine and delicious food. Thanks to the Scott Contessas for the good time! Location: Valtellina, Italy, Riders: Karen Eller, Kathrin SchÜn, Anette Keller, Jasmin Kosubek, Client: Freelance 169

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Dirty Harry`s Backjard

High alpine freerider Harald Phillip showing off one of his favourite trails close to his homebase

Innsbruck for BIKE Magazin. One of the last days of fall made up for the great colours. Location: Inntal, Austria, Rider: Harald Phillip Client: BIKE Magazin

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Isar Indian dirtjump Summer

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november february march april may june july august september october

Special thanks to Dagmar Dörpholz for spending a lot of passion in the layout of this book; Boris Krauß (Riders Illustrated) for the nightshifts working on the sweet book cover Ralf Vogl for the last minute but nice quality printing of this issue; Josh Welz and the whole BIKE Magazin-Crew for letting me still be part of the team; Wolfgang Papp (tour Magazin) for trusting a mountainbike photographer; Patricia Roth (Bike Agentur) who organized a lot for me in spite of a „heavy load“ of work; Business Partner and buddy Christian Walter for keeping me chilled in stress situations; Blood brother Thilo Jaspert for always finding the right words; Tobi Kiesow (die maschinerie) who always make impossible things happen; Karen Eller and the „Contessa“-girls for a very special arrangement last fall; The guys from „Ascending Technologies“ for customizing my Octocopter; All clients who trusted in my work during the last couple of years, especially Roman Arnold, Daniel Bley, Henning Klein (Canyon), Reto Aeschbacher, Patrick Schmidlin, Katharina Mathis (Scott), Erick Marcheschi, Jan Talavasek, Richard Thomas, Rico Vodan, Sebastian Maag (Specialized), Dirk Janz and family (bike action/Rocky Mountain). HP Kreidl (Neukirchen) and Gerry Gstettner (Ötztal) for opening me their doors to their places. All the riders for their patience and passion working with me this year, especially Tibor Simai, Rob J, Andi Wittmann, Harald Philipp, Amir Kabbani, Wolfgang Watzke, Holger Meyer, Stefan Koch, Katrin Neumann, Christoph Malin, Matt Hunter, Darren Berrecloth, Richie Schley, Mario Lenzen, Jan Sallawitz, Holger Feist, Andre Wagenknecht, Daniel Schäfer, Phillip Folz, Gerhard Senfter, Nils Richter …and those I forgot to list due to my carelessness.

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