To convey a feeling is just as abstract as it sounds. To succeed, the skill of being able to put your mind in an abstract state is most important. When you completely let go of the concept of the box we often are advised to think outside, you can see the same thing you've seen so many times, but with entirely new eyes. Because when not even your mind no longer have limits, your curiosity and creativity can give you the gift of finding joy in things you previously never gave an extra thought to spare . Being able to tackle the sight in front of you with total objectivity and block out all surrounding with what's viable, trendy or selling, creates opportunities. Opportunities to focus on your own perspective and work towards a completely personalized vision. How these ideas can be connected with a group of friends that spend their life skiing, may initially be hard to get. But this behavior is one of the reasons that make them special.
The birth of The Bunch is a little bit fuzzy, but the foreplay began during the last years of school in Kiruna, skiing was on the schedule and internet was given the occasional edit signed Hummpe Films. When Hummpe moved away an empty space (a void if you will) presented itself that the riders felt they could fill. At some point during the third and last year it happened, The Bunch was forever to be in the directory of the Swedish ski scene. One of the first edits mostly contained the eating and drinking of "Swedish meatballs" and milk, which is almost as bizarre as it is characteristic for them. Apparently it exist a "never released" movie from this time. And if we're lucky, maybe it'll be unleashed in an exclusive nostalgic edition somewhere in the future. The Bunch are geographically spread throughout Sweden. That could cause problems when it comes to planing if we didn't live in the Skype "blessed" world that we do. They are a bunch of individuals with a personal voice to be heard and despite communication aid, decisions can take a while. Because if you look at ideas and thoughts the differences aren't as evident, but can hardly be described as unitary. The shock that appeared when an interview was done in just one hour, is a more accurate description. But the mixture of individuals isn't just the basis in choice of their name, this mix led to their creative attitude to skiing, influenced by each other. The progress of the free form of skiings is often defined by the conclusive welcome to the Mecka of all sports, the Olympics. But at the same time the other side that is a bit more difficult to define, the filming side, has gone from backyard videos to proper professional productions. The fact that it's possible to make a living by producing ski movies is on one hand great, but seems on the other hand to sometimes create problems. A lot of professional productions sometimes tend to loose some of the "feeling" in the final cut, and is often referred to as ski porn in comment sections and thoughts. This is a plausible consequence when the people behind the producing aren't the ones in front of the camera, but it still makes for a dull experience for the ones that doesn't long for epic sundown shots filmed with the newest camera technology to get hyped for the next winter.
The Bunch are not professionals, at least not in production. Last seasons plans were somewhat few, only two to be more specific. A movie was to be made, and the classical every rider gets his (no chicks in this movie, at least not on skis) own part was the way to go. Every segment is, with a few exceptions, edited by the rider in it, which makes for a more joyful watch for those that appreciate skiing as something more than just a sport or a adrenaline pumping activity. The opportunity to be able to put down as much heart and time into their own segments without a second, and in some cases more "valuable" opinion, every segment ends up being a personal expression in both skiing and editing. Or as they choose to phrase it: "It feels like a lot of other peeps, while making a skimovie, try to do it as great as possible in the view of others. We just focus on what we think is rad" Skiing can be seen as a sport like football or hockey, nothing wrong with that. To progress by working towards clear goals with an approach that other practitioners previously proven leads to success is, well, natural. But it is not the final answer to what skiing is. Or rather what it can be. Creative people often talk about what they are inspired by, and the answers often tend to be more vague and comprehensive than the actual creation. But the truth is that when you have a main reference in your mental world, and if it happens to be skiing, it is possible to connect every impression to skiing. It's in your head ideas are born, the execution is just the expression of what was born in your mind.
A season spent in places like, the deep forest in northern Sweden, sun-drenched California, Stockholm's cold December streets and Oregon's secret rope lifts with a bunch of skiers who have chosen their own path. Although their skiing might not fit your taste, dedicate half an hour to The Bunch and give them a chance to present their different state of minds presented as one. If you don't like what you see, it doesn't matter, The Bunch is not for everyone. In the same sense that an untrained eye can't see the details, a person with lack of insight into skiing can't understand skiing to its fullest. But if you put your mind in an abstract state and get ready to take in what was born when Liam Downey took a bunch of Swedish guys on a trip into the woods, you will increase the ability to understand the feeling that The Bunch conveys. Far out.