Yves Garneau is an award-winning Canadian/Swiss photographer living at the foot of Europe’s finest ski resort, Verbier, Switzerland. His career in photography began in 2001, shooting ski and snowboard photos for editorial and commercial clients all over the globe. He is regarded as one of the best winter action sports photographers in the business and his images can be found in publications and ad campaigns around the world.
Not long after he began taking photos, his career took a dramatic turn. Yves was commissioned to shoot a series of properties in the Alps for a luxury ski tour operator. Realizing his versatility, he honed his skills on what would eventually become a major part of his business. He is now one of the Alps’ most trusted interior photographers and has shot for some of the biggest brands on the planet such as Virgin Ltd., Marriott Hotels and Knight Frank as well as for practically all of Europe’s most exclusive ski tour operators and real estate agents.
Clean lines, meaningful compositions and bright crisp photos define Yves’ style, giving viewers the impression that they have visited the property in person.
But who is this guy?
Yves was born in Halifax, Canada but grew up in the nation’s capital, Ottawa. From a young age, Yves has been interested in all forms of visual art. As a boy, he often spent his spare time in the summers painting and sketching. Some of his early works still adorn the walls of his grandmother’s house in Ottawa. At age of 14, he entered L’école secondaire De la Salle, which specializes in the arts. In 1995, he graduated and left for the west coast of Canada to pursue his other passion, skiing.
It was while living in Whistler, Canada that Yves discovered his passion for photography. Yves began to carry his camera everywhere he went, in search of perfect moments. In 1997, he packed his bags and left for the Swiss Alps, the ultimate destination to pursue his merging passions.