We were up in northern Sweden filming and shooting stills for the snowboard movie Scandalnavians 2. On one of the spots we had the inrun on a pretty large outside ice rink. To get speed for the spot we had to use a winch that, all of a sudden, wouldn't work. While the other guys in the team tried to fix it I thought I'd make the most out of our limited daylight time, so I scraped the ice from snow and created what looked like a small quarter pipe from above. I then asked Nils to lay on the ice and do a switch handplant. The look on his face was priceless. From above it looked like a solid handplant with the sky in the background! What I like about this shot is that you don't always have to travel to remote and cool locations, just use your imagination and you can create cool stuff at home.
The wait is over and we can finally share the first new images of this year's Red Bull Illume Image Quest! Every week, we announce the semi-finalists of a different category, so stay tuned for more mind-blowing images.