Painting Powder with Jeremy Bernard Painting Powder with Jeremy Bernard 01/16/2014 created by Red Bull Illume © Jeremy Bernard/Red Bull Illume The New Creativity category in the Red Bull Illume Image Quest always brings out exciting results – one of those being Jeremy Bernard’s Top 250 shot of athlete Jérémie Heitz (above). The concept was a unique ski shoot with Mammut pro freeriders Nicolas and Loris Falquet through snow colored with eco-friendly pigment. However execution turned into a nightmare. In their first attempt, the team attempted to use fire extinguishers filled with the biodegradable colored pigments, but this method proved unsuitable for the challenges of the task in hand. It was impossible to achieve even coverage across a large area of snow – and the project stalled.A few months later, Nicolas Falquet made a chance discovery at a farming exhibition in the Swiss canton of Valais. He came across an atomizer – a portable motorized vaporizer used to spray large areas of land. A solution had been found and the team of four once again set to work at their local ski area of Les Marecottes. After 15 days, the team finally achieved the results they were after. Enjoy the photographs in the accompanying gallery and Mammut’s BTS video.