In August 2015, the freeskier Léo Taillefer told me his new sponsor was in urgent need of photos with powder. We knew we'd never get that January winterish look during summer in France so Léo decided to go fetch some powder in Argentina. My schedule was almost full until November but it was hard to refuse such an offer.
Everything was last minute but went perfectly. Niki Salencon and the Etxart brothers, Federico and Peter hosted us before leaving for our goal: Refugio Frey. Every morning we hiked to another spot from that freeriders’ hut in Bariloche’s backcountry. We spent six days riding up there – just long enough to feel the magic of Patagonia.
Léo had noticed an almost naturally formed hip. It would have been beautiful if the landing wasn't trashed by tracks. It ruined the perfection of the spot but I decided to take the shot anyway and to figure out if it was worth it or not later on.
Back home, I was still upset with those tracks. I decided to make them disappear by pushing the contrast to an unreasonable level. A few adjustments later, I was done.