A Beautiful look at Ski Jumping at 60 mph

A Beautiful look at Ski Jumping at 60 mph

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A Beautiful look at Ski Jumping at 60 mph

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Photographer David Ryle captures the beauty of ski jumping at Oslo’s Holmenkollen ski jump.

HURLING FROM A SKI jump is a 60 mph dive into nothingness, athletes momentarily suspended in air as they soar over the landscape. It takes grace and guts to pull it off, and photographer David Ryle captures both in his series Ski Hopp.

Ryle shot at Holmenkollen ski jump near Oslo, Norway in February. He relied upon up-and-coming skiers Jonas Schøien Øvegård and Jorgen Madsen to do the flying, and on a skilled team to do everything else.Gemma Fletcher, the artistic director, and Jorge Luis Dieguez, the director of photography, helped Ryle meticulously map the facility and chose shooting locations. – wired.com

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