The idea for this shot came to all of us at once. It was May and we were waiting out a storm in Golden, BC. Packing food and gear, we were getting ready to fly into basecamp on the Freshfields Icefield located on the BC/Alberta border.
We had procured a new 1:5 Macro lens a few days prior and were experimenting with it shooting various tiny objects. If you look really closely at someones iris, it will probably blow your mind. Plus, everyone's iris is drastically different. While examining shots of each others eye's, Mossop noticed that you could see the reflections of onlookers on the surface. And then, magically, in a communal moment of revelation, we all said in unison: "Oh my god dude, can you imagine a pow shot in the reflection of an eyeball!!". We laughed.
A week later, nearing the end of an amazing trip, the crew called the heli company via satellite phone to confirm our pickup from the Icefield. Busy on another flight, they said the heli would be 4 hrs late. We had toured and filmed everyday for a week, shredding almost every skiable peak within a day's tour of basecamp. We were all thoroughly exhausted, but with brave hearts the boys strapped on their frozen boots one more time. After all, it would be our only chance to try our ridiculous idea.
After trying dozens of angulations, apertures, and attempts, and with Callum Pettit's eye still twitching from holding it open in the sun...