“It forces you to really find that flow state of being aware of every little thing, all the little details. Once that perfect air happens, you just know, and you’re just along for the ride. You’re fully present.”
― excerpt of Lucas Foster’s quote
For his photobook “Butter,” Ari Marcopoulos photographed some of the best snowboarders in the world in Saas Fee in Switzerland at the beginning of the winter season. The highlight of the series are shots of snowboarders floating above a giant artificial half-pipe, disappearing into the sky and white clouds. But rather than going for pure spectacle, Marcopoulos spends a lot of time introducing the snowboarders and the sheer scale of the mountain. Featured snowboarders include Ayumu Hirano, Chaeun Lee, Jungmin Yoon, Lucas Foster, Charles Beckinsale, and Kaishu Hirano. Ayumu Hirano and Lucas Foster contribute short quotes about snowboarding.