Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton swaps the studio for the slopes of Tignes in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, with a luminous after hours short starring Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes. The electrifying film sees Hughes light up the snow-covered French hills in a bespoke L.E.D.-enveloped suit courtesy of designer and electronics whizz John Spatcher. “I was really drawn to the idea of a lone character made of light surfing through darkness,” says Sutton of his costume choice. “I’ve always been excited by unusual ways of lighting things, so it seemed like an exciting idea to make the subject of the film the only light source.” Sutton, who has created work for the likes of Hermès, Burberry and The New York Times, spent three nights on a skidoo with his trusty Red Epic camera at temperatures of -25C to snap Hughes carving effortlessly through the deep snow, even enlisting his own father to help maintain the temperamental suit throughout the demanding shoot. “Filming in the suit was the most surreal thing I’ve done in 20 years of snowboarding,” says Hughes of the charged salopettes. “Luckily there was plenty of vin rouge to keep me warm, and Jacob’s enthusiasm kept everyone going through the cold nights.”
I’m writing this quick blogpost in between my studying. I’ve received some cool gifts for christmas, so cool that I want to share it ! Here’s my top 3..
#1 Lego Storage head :
It’s a big lego-head to store your things in.. It’s not only practical, it looks great too 🙂
#2 Where’s Waldo Mini Box Set :
Everyone who is born in the 80’s knows ‘Where’s Waldo’ !! As a kid I had the big versions of the books, I’ve spent hours looking for Waldo.. This Christmas I got the Mini Box Set, with a little magnifying glass !!!!
And last but not least !
#3 The Mighty Wallet by Dynomighty Design
Obviously, it’s a wallet, or not.. It looks like a New-York Subway Map, but it’s a wallet alright ! I think it’s a great solution for pickpocketing, who in the world would steal a subway map :). The wallet comes in other cool designs too, just click on the picture to go to the website !