J/Sailing Calendar Photographers

The J/Sailing Calendar could not exist without the extraordinary talents and artistry exhibited by this years' contributors of sailing photography.  From all over the world, this group of sailing photographers, many of whom are world renowned, award-winning photo-journalists, have experienced everything you could ever imagine to get "the perfect shot".

Many of these now grace the pages of this year's J/Sailing Calendar.  Shooting great sailboat photos takes extraordinary skill, timing and a bit of luck-- call it serendipity or perseverance, all of them can tell you that getting tossed around in small rubber inflatable boats (RIBS) or dangling out of helicopters on windy days can often be dangerous. But, when they get that perfect photograph, they know it.

It is through their work that we can enjoy the beauty of sailing as seen by their perspective on what makes a great sailing photo- the composition and interplay of light, contrast, waves, wind, clouds, sky, the landscape and seascape and how the sailboats themselves perform on the sea.  We consider ourselves fortunate to have such broad range of J's sailing off some of the world's most beautiful harbors and sea coasts, some of them have been beautifully captured by these remarkable photographers.  Please "meet" this year's J/Sailing Calendar photographers below and enjoy their work.

Bio DanielForster
Daniel Forster

Since 1974, Daniel has covered ten America’s Cups and ten Olympic Games. Daniel’s photos have been on covers of magazines worldwide, including TIME more than once. Maxi-sailors Bill Koch & Larry Ellison have commissioned him for books documenting their passion for sailing. Daniel is a Rolex Yachting events photographer and has been engaged by corporations to document their participation in various world events, including the Volvo Ocean Race.

Bio PaulTodd
Paul Todd

Paul is a former professional sailor/ sail maker. He spends much of his time traveling around the world shooting regattas and sailing offshore for commercial clients. Paul was the official photographer for the Louis Vuitton Trophy and the official photographer for the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race . Paul's most recent assignment was with Louis Vuitton at the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco along with other commercial clients. As well, Paul runs Outside Images picture agency featuring new stock marine images weekly.

Bio JeanMarieLiot
Jean-Marie Liot

Jean-Marie has specialized in yacht photography for 20+ years.  He has traveled around the world to cover famous offshore races for French teams, sponsors and skippers. He works with Voile Magazine, has been the official photographer of the Tour de France a la Voile since 1996, and works with leading French marine industry clients. Jean-Marie also devotes part of his time to food photography and has worked with a number of leading French chefs in Brittany, Normandy and Paris. He currently lives in Vannes.