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David Ryle’s Skihopp

A ski jumper in a blue one-piece with helmet and skis on at the top of the ski slope preparing to take off in the Skihopp series by David Ryle.

In his series Skihopp (Norwegian for ski jump), photographer David Ryle captures the moment a professional ski jumper soars through the air. The photographs show the journey of the jump, following him from his nauseatingly high starting point at the top of the slope, through to his effortless gliding and impeccable landing.

The result is a series of images with a blue and white colour palette – with the wintery blue shade of the sky, seemingly untouched white snow and even the jumper’s matching outfit. The images are clean, crisp and serene, with the jumper making it look like the easiest thing in the world.

To see more of David Ryle’s work, visit his website.

A ski jumper at the top of the slope dwarfed by the size and height of it against a blue sky in the Skihopp series by David Ryle.

An action shot of a ski jumper in the air against a blue sky in the Skihopp series by David Ryle.

An action shot of a ski jumper in the air, leaning forwards against a blue sky and white cloud in the Skihopp series by David Ryle.

A ski jumper in a blue one-piece with a helmet on holding the skis in front of a sunset in the background in the Skihopp series by David Ryle.

Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of David Ryle.



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

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