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Mark Abma

Photograph By Mattias Fredriksson / www.mattiasfredriksson.com

"We brought strong headlights into the Japanese backcountry during a late-night film shoot for Salomon Freeski TV. While Mark Abma was bombing down this steep pitch, three of his friends were helping out lightening up the snow so he could see where to go. We did this during a heavy snowfall and it was very cold. All the hard work paid off, though; it was pretty all-time," photographer Mattias Fredriksson says of this shot in Hakuba, Japan.