Last week we showed you the amazing movie Alpenhoff. We saw a lot of familiar faces in there, so we thought we’d catch up with one of our favorite photographers — the one and only Yves Suter – to find out more about that crazy movie.
Check out his mini-interview and behind the scenes photo gallery after the jump…
Hey Yves, we couldn’t help but notice that you were part of the Bluebird movie Alpenhoff. How did that come about?
Hm, I was a month in Japan and Nate (Nathan Deschenes) from Snowboard-Mag wrote the exact day when I came home, if I want to join him and some riders in Laax for few days, by tomorrow! … I was äähh ok, I will be there tomorrow morning. Had no clue what to expect or who was with him and went. So I was hooked up with the crew.
What was it like riding and shooting with them?
What is their obsession with David Hasselhoff about?
I haven’t clearly figured out yet but I think it’s just that he is a real american legend I guess! I mean, it’s the Hoff!!! Think about it, the guy who ran around beaches with Pamela Anderson, the guy who sings ‘I’ve been locking for freedom’ and still thinks the wall in Germany was broken down because of him, the guy who loves to eat Burgers waisted drunk on a legendary youtube video! What’s not to love about him?
The concert in Laax, which happended to be before I arrived must have left an everlasting impression to the Bluebird guys. They were only talking about the Hoff. The Hoff here, the Hoff there… which was quite funny…. fuck, I would have loved to been there earlier.
In the movie, those guys seemed totally lost. I mean, they looked drunk the whole time and spelled half of the places wrong, but somehow they did everything right. They met up with all the best people and got amazing snow in the worst winter ever. Did they have a serious side that they just didn’t show in the movie or is it all just good karma?
Haha true! … hm … I think it must have been a combination of good karma, luck and joie de vivre (lust of life). Be nice to people, have fun and everything will be allright. Maybe it was their experience too, but they did everything just right. … And if there was a serious side, I have missed it.
What can we learn from the Bluebird guys?
It’s better to do the unexpected than what everybody is telling you to do. Just add dedication up to it and you will have a good time, no matter what.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Dankenstein for the funny days.