The resorts had already closed their doors, the season was over when I went together with my riders and friends, Martin Seiler and Rafael Imhof, to the Simplon Pass with the last snow of the season. In this shoot I finally wanted to try out my new flash for the first time. After we had built the snow wall, we waited until it became solid and shaped a 1.2-meter hole out of it.
As we only had the dim light from car headlights and mobile phones, the spot was anything but easy to ride and to shoot. Martin needed several attempts to get his head through the hole. Since i was standing so close to the riders, I also had to jump away after taking the shot in order to protect my camera lens. Thankfully, we got some nice ollie-through-the-hole-photos.
We noticed then that the battery of our car died, but fortunately some ‘army dudes’ were close by. they helped us out and we finally left and drove down the mountain pass – with smiles on our faces.
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