1. What was your reaction when you heard about this photo shoot idea?
I can still remember that moment so well, when Willy called me and told me about his idea. I just thought, “Wow, this sounds kind of insane but also kind of cool and what I’d love to try.”
2. Your greatest challenge on location?
Probably, the fact that my feet were locked in the skis and the binding wouldn’t release even after lost my balance and fell in the water.
3. When was that break-through moment when you felt you got the hang of it?
I was surfing the wave, and when I wanted to make a turn, I instinctively used my ski poles – totally useless but somehow it made me feel instantly reassured and in control. You can say it was like an “aha” moment for me.
4. What does the name Willy Bogner mean to you?
Everybody knows Willy – his incredible achievements as a cinematographer and ski legend. What I admire most is his never-ending drive to keep trying out new things.