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Creative: Nico Vuignier

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This article has been adapted from the Winter 2018 print issue of Downdays Magazine. Use the mag finder at the bottom of this page to find a copy in a ski shop near you.

It’s never easy to stand out from the crowd, but that hasn’t been a problem for Nico Vuignier, who always seems to find a new angle to look at things.

 

In 2016 the 26-year-old Swiss freeskier went viral with his “Centriphone” edit, using the simple but groundbreaking idea of swinging his smartphone around on a string while skiing. Last season, it was “Poor Man’s Selfie Drone,” made using a modified “throw your GoPro” foam flyer.

 

Nico’s latest short online drops have displayed increasingly mind-bending editing tricks, as everyday desktop objects—pens, coins, books—suddenly metamorphose into ski features, just like in every schoolkid’s daydreams. One oddball clip, in the style of a UFO sighting, zooms in to a strange-looking line in a cloud, only for a skier to appear and slide it. It seems like Nico sees skiing and skiers wherever he looks.

 

We challenged Nico, who usually works with moving pictures, to create a still image for this page. This is what he came up with.

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To see more of Nico’s daydreams, make sure to follow him on Facebook and Instagram. Here’s some examples of what you might find:

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January 24, 2018


nico vuignier, ski art

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