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Image Maker: Patrick Armbruster

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Nicolas Müller

Photograph By patrickarmbruster.com/@brusti

In January of 2002, Müller and Armbruster headed to North America with one goal -- get as much footage of Nico as humanly possible for Absinthe's upcoming movie. The result: The opening segment of Absinthe's seminal film VIVID.

"The two of us spent three weeks filming in Tahoe and Whistler without a photographer or any other riders," says Armbruster. "He finished the season in Alaska, where he slaughtered the lines for the first time. The dedication paid off."