The video below is from fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton. The short film was shot with Artec pro snowboarder William Hugheson on the slopes of Tignes in south-eastern France. The custom LED suit was made by electronics guru John Spatcher, and it is spectacular.
When asked to describe his reason for making the film, Sutton notes:
“I was really drawn to the idea of a lone character made of light surfing through darkness. I’ve always been excited by unusual ways of lighting things, so it seemed like an exciting idea to make the subject of the film the only light source.”
The film is haunting. I like to imagine this is what snowboarding in the future will look like — sculpture in motion. I hope a skiing video is soon to follow.