Jb Liautard Announces 'Climax' - An Art Photography Book

Sep 15, 2022 at 5:10
by Jb Liautard  


Climax is the first book of JB Liautard, a gifted 27 year old photographer who has become an essential reference in the world of mountain biking. The images of this French talent, born in Romans-sur-Isère, are distinguished by their careful aesthetics and meticulous construction. JB Liautard, who turned to photography after a mountain bike crash, takes a different, creative and original look at his sport.

The word "Climax" refers to the peak of a progression or a story, the most intense moment.




In Turkey, Peru, Spain, Guatemala, Canada or France, close to home, JB Liautard transforms bicycle into poetry, sport into art. He is a craftsman of the perfect image, which he tracks down with great care in the most beautiful landscapes of the world, with the complicity of the best international mountain bike riders.

In Climax we find Andreu Lacondeguy, Myriam Nicole, Yoann Barelli, Kyle Strait, Thomas Genon, Kilian Bron, Jaxson Riddle, Rémi Thirion or Paul Couderc.





Climax will be published in November 2022 by Les Éditions Mons, which specialises in sports books and has, for example, published Turbulences, by Ben Thouard.
The 70 most beautiful photos of JB Liautard are to be found in Climax, printed on 170g coated paper and assembled in a top of the range object, a real art book.


Pre-order Climax here.


Words by Alexis Berg (Les Éditions Mons).


43 Comments

  • 52 1
 Is Dick Pound somehow involved?
  • 4 0
 Isn´t he always ?
  • 4 0
 His parent's names were Max and May
  • 15 0
 …pages all stuck together.
  • 1 0
 With guest bike the Supre Hard
  • 40 0
 “ JB Liautard, a gifted 27 year old photographer who has become an essential reference in the world of mountain biking.”

- JB Liautard, 2022

I feel like this is the written equivalent of that meme where Barack Obama’s giving himself a medal.
  • 5 0
 Gifted… then has to define climax….
  • 12 0
 Funny at first glance with JB authoring the post, however it's "Words by Alexis Berg". In the art world it's typical that a curator/publisher/gallerist/critic will write a press release for a show or book and the artist will help feed that into the world. Often comes off kinda goofy, but its the way it works in the art world for press releases / marketing.
  • 45 2
 My girlfriend definitely isn’t getting one of these.
  • 17 0
 There is only sex. Everything is sex. Do you understand that what I'm telling you is a universal truth?
  • 3 0
 Would you like an animal metaphor or a sexual one?
  • 3 0
 @hardtailhowie: Oh the animal one...please

Two animals are having sex
  • 11 0
 A photography book titled climax...probably will show up in many people's web searches that aren't even remotely thinking about mountain biking...
  • 6 1
 Pretty genius marketing then.
  • 8 0
 Soon to be found at your dentist's waiting room!
  • 9 5
 "Climax is the first book of JB Liautard, a gifted 27 year old photographer who has become an essential reference in the world of mountain biking. The images of this French talent, born in Romans-sur-Isère, are distinguished by their careful aesthetics and meticulous construction. JB Liautard, who turned to photography after a mountain bike crash, takes a different, creative and original look at his sport."

At least you ego didn't get bruised in that crash, huh JB?
  • 18 3
 It's a press release written by his publisher...
  • 9 0
 incredibly French
  • 6 0
 Junior High. Mom's stash of old Cosmopolitans. Free.
  • 11 5
 for some reason I read libtard. Got my attention
  • 7 0
 i hate to admit it, but that's what I saw when I speed read the headline on the front page. Thanks, america
  • 4 0
 HAHA me too, and I might be one.
  • 5 1
 Added to the Christmas list. These sorts of things are great gift ideas, since asking for a new bike is usually too expensive...
  • 4 1
 I hope it's delivered in discreet packaging. Maybe a dust jacket that says 'mountain biking pictures' to keep my coffee table's dignity intact. Fantastic photography either way!
  • 4 0
 Awesome, the book should be great! JB is one of my favourite photographers.
  • 5 1
 "Pre-order climax here." Nice, that will save SO much time on date night.
  • 4 1
 ..." an essential reference in the world of mountain biking."

Then I looked who authored the post.
  • 1 0
 Good catch, I missed it.
  • 6 0
 to be fair, at the bottom it says "Words by Alexis Berg (Les Éditions Mons)."
  • 1 1
 I have to admit that when I first looked at this I thought it was a joke. For one thing, sound out this guy's name, le o tard . Then the book name? I'm still not sure someone's not having a little fun here.
  • 2 0
 I really wasn't expecting a mtb photo album with a title lime that......
  • 2 0
 Has anyone figured out how to order this on the website? Super frustrating
  • 18 1
 A bit of an anti-climax is it?
  • 2 0
 different kind of pictures, look incredible !!
  • 3 1
 Just ordered one, going to give one to my Girlfriend for her birthday!
  • 2 0
 Should be a standard addition to any Dentist waiting room....
  • 2 0
 The music sounds like it would fit a war documentary pretty well
  • 1 0
 Can't wait, I've always loved JB's work and to finally see/have a print copy will be awesome.
  • 2 1
 Must have a lot of explosive photography inside
  • 1 0
 I cut myself, look at the blood!
  • 2 1
 Climax….uhhh huh huh huh huh, uhhhhh….
  • 1 0
 I love mountain biking and I love books. easiest sale of his career.
  • 1 0
 If something travels you, then it worths the price





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