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L.E.D. Snowboarding At Night — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

L.E.D. Snowboarding At Night

Take one badass pro snowboarder, a custom L.E.D. suit, a fashion photographer/filmmaker, a Red Epic camera and some fine french mountain powder and what do you get? One amazingly cool and short film that could easily make the case for this becoming a serious new sport and/or art form.

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…

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