With two friends, Deniz Cinek and Thomas Kälin, I set out into great conditions to Oberiberg, Switzerland. We used a snowy soccer field as our spot because it is easily reachable by car and also ensures access to electricity, which is great if you work with electronic equipment! The location is just right for the realization of my creative projects. I also captured my Red Bull Illume Close-Up finalist photo of a snowboarder seen through a glass ball at this location.
I was often asked whether the glass ball was a drop of water. That question led me to the idea to try to capture a photo with a water drop. We again created the same ramp as then, about two meters high. The only difference was that this time I photographed with a wide-angle lens from the bottom. I placed a wooden box with a glass lid on the ramp, which I created for this purpose in the workshop to protect the camera. Using a pipette, we distributed water drops on the glass pane. In order to evaluate the photos on the spot, my camera was connected directly to my laptop. That way I did not have to repeatedly take the camera out of the box. Deniz pulled different stunts over the camera. At the end, we captured this backside 180° Japan Grab. The drops distort Deniz into different poses and simultaneously we see the jump as a whole image.