At the official reopening of the Mostar, Bosnia, bridge Stari Most (“Old Bridge” in English), Orlando — a world champion in cliff diving several times over — made this amazing jump, which I captured in sequence to show the full range of motion. The original bridge was destroyed in the Yugoslavian war several years ago, but local cliff divers jumped down the stones of the old bridge even during the war. After the bridge was rebuilt, the celebration in the city of Mostar attracted thousands of people to watch the famous bridge jumping again.
About the shot
I am based in Munich, Germany, and though my portfolio includes many types of photography, I specialize in extreme sport events, shooting only digital with Canon! I started with snowboard photography in 1995, and I also worked as editor for Modern Sport Magazine and Piranha Magazine. In 1999 I took part in the first ever Red Bull Photochallenge in Cortina d’Ampezzo, shooting a mountain bike race that was held in an ice channel for bobsleighs.
In the following years I’ve especially liked shooting freestyle motocross, Red Bull Air Race events, and Red Bull Crashed Ice (ice cross downhill), as well as mountain bike downhill and freeride or BMX (especially miniramp and flatland). My favorite events each year are the Red Bull X-Fighters in Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring and the Battle of the Year — the World Championships in breakdancing! I’ve shot for Red Bull, Adidas, Braun, Duracell, Sony, Samsung, the Fiat Freestyle Team, and, of course, a lot of magazines. I believe that you should enjoy every day of your life!