Xavier Briel is a self-taught photographer and outdoor adventurer based in Cape Town, South Africa.
“I’m curious. That’s what led me to narrative outdoor and adventure photography. I chase the stories that happen outside of our comfort zone, at the edge of human capabilities and where nature lives in its rawest form. Capturing these moments is only possible when you go to the places where not very many image-makers go, which is often tough physically and mentally. But I believe that’s the only way to create work that really matters, the kind of imagery that lets you not only see, but also feel the moment in which it was made. That’s what drives me – finding those moments. That’s what I aim for every time I pick up a camera.”