In the latest freeskier o'connell says: "You may be the same guy driving a VW or a Ferrari 430 but people (especially chicks) are going to think you are a hell of a lot cooler if you are rolling the Modena".
He is a good ski photographer, no one can take that from him, but the above evaluation gives credibility to comments i have heard from people who have met him that he can be arrogant and aggressive. The picture that goes with the article o'connel poses dressed up as Jesus, I suppose it is supposed to be artistic. No, not in my opinion, just boring, been done a billion times before and done much better as well, not in drawback style he uses. So not very creative either.
We really need the pros to shoot with new emerging photographers who are creative and nicer, so that the business becomes more enjoyable for everyone. If the pros shoot with new guys and they are good then they will be published because the mags need the pics of the pros.
Am i alone in thinking this? (by the way i am not a photographer, but I work freelance for a ski mag).