This fearless videographer shoots winter sports while skiing at 55mph

Alexander Ryden is an Action Director, Cinematographer and Gimbal Operator from Sweden. He chases world class athletes down steep slopes with full-size cinema cameras.

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Meet the videographer who shoots these stunning winter sports videos - while SKIING at up to 55mph.

Alexander Ryden is an action director, cinematographer and gimbal operator from Sweden.

He chases world class athletes down steep slopes with full-size cinema cameras - making the viewer feel immersed in the action.

Alexander said: "With a camera in my hands, I ski, jump and climb, next to some of the best athletes in the world.

"I follow them on adventures in the mountains, where few people can go to. I want to get as close to the real action as possible in the most extreme locations in the world.

"At the same time, I want to inspire people. To be outside and to see new possibilities."

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Alexander uses a rig called a gimbal - an electronic cage that stabilises the camera and costs up to $80,000.

"The image can be perfectly stable, even if I sometimes ski 100km/h," he said.

Alexander has worked with brands like Red Bull, Ford, BWM, Toyota, Peak Performance, Discovery, Huawei and Unibet.

He said: "I have to be at the right place, at the right time, at the right speed and keep the object in the camera frame.

"If I can’t keep up with the athletes I’m working with, it could be dangerous and potentially life-threatening.

"That’s why training and staying in shape is very important to me. I need the strength and endurance to be able to film the way I do.

"I know inside my mind, that sometimes a slight mistake could be catastrophic.

"That’s why I prepare myself, until I know I won’t do that mistake. I have been competing in both skiing and climbing.

“Some people are impressed and think it’s cool. While some say that I’m crazy and the things I do are dangerous. They say I should stop before I hurt myself.”

Video by: Gabriella Petty