Nowness is an interesting looking footage called Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer. It shows a pro snowboarder in an LED light suit, gliding through snow in the dead of night. At first sight, I thought this was just a normal snowboarding short with the color inverted, but it really is a man boarding through the night covered with light.
Very nice looking higher resolution version of video can be viewed Nowness web page.
Man surfs slopes at night in LED suit and Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer articles gives you some details of the technology used to make the video. The sole source of lighting in the video was the snowboarder’s LED suit (custom made LED jacket pants setup made by John Spatcher). According to video description fashion photographer Jacob Sutton spent three nights on a skidoo with his trusty Red Epic camera (pretty amazing camera specifications including 14 megapixel high speed video shooting) at temperatures of -25C to snap pro snowboarder William Hughes carving effortlessly through the deep snow for this . The entire project was commissioned by Nowness – an online platform that documents stories in the luxury world of art, culture, design, fashion, food, film, and more.