Filmmaker Creates Art in Motion With Black Powder

Nicolas Vuignier has an amazing flare for the creative when it comes to documenting skiing. Working with Jules Guarneri in Crans-Montana over a year ago, the duo painted professional skiers with black ochre to create a strikingly unique contrast of seemingly silhouetted figures against stark white snow. The video is called “Nowness” and provides definitively artistic visuals and creative opacity blending to hit the mark of modern perspective.

You may have seen when “Centriphone” made a big hit a few weeks ago. If you haven’t, take a minute to investigate. This was a viral video in which Vuignier attached an iPhone to a fishing line rig and swung it over his head at 120fps. The result was a beautiful omnipotent perspective of skiing in bluebird conditions. “Nowness,” recently discovered on Vuignier’s Youtube channel, is a very interesting take on creating a conversely unique perspective on the world of skiing.
I personally love the visual similarities to a James Bond intro sequence; add a silhouetted feminine figure in a Bond girl-like pose, scored to some Adele, and you’ve nailed it. Nevertheless, Vuignier and Guarneri have hit the mark once again on individuality. The incorporation of black holi powder gives the movement of the athletes an added grace. The monochromatic cinematography focuses on the arcing paths, like jet fighters at an air show.

[via Adventure Journal]

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