Elina Sirparanta is a Finnish, France-based photographer. Her work revolves around backcountry skiing, freeride mountain biking and nature. Her photography and travel stories are published in European biking and skiing magazines on a regular basis.
Originally, Elina discovered her passion for photography through a collaboration with backcountry freestyle skier Julien Regnier. It was in the snowy surroundings of Whistler, Canada where she first realized she wanted to become a professional photographer.
Some of her inspiring work from can be seen in her book ’Gravity — Reflection On Backcountry Freestyle Skiing’. Elina has also done advertisement shoots for Halti since 2010.
Athletes inspire her a great deal: ”If I was an athlete, I would definitely be a mountaineer. I simply love mountains”, she says.
As a photographer, Elina wears Halti clothing all year round — including skiing outfits, jacket and accessories.
Elina’s top 3 Halti favorites:
1. Uula jacket
”This DrymaxX jacket has a great fit. I wear it for outdoor activities and running errands.”
2. Kvarnby shell jacket
”Perfect shell jacket for year-round use. I also love the colorful zippers!”
3. Huippu W down jacket
”Super warm, lightweight and easy to stow. Fits perfectly in my backpack.”elinaphoto.com