Alessio BarbantiCameraCanon EOS-1D Mark II NLensEF28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USMISO200F-Stopf 5.6Shutter Speed1/500About the shotI think this shot is just an example of how sometimes things come out by playing. Take two guys who like what they are doing, and put them in a motocross track!I was shooting at the international media launch of the KTM off-road range, and I needed a few images of their factory rider Taddy Blazusiak – I asked him to play for the camera. After a few jumps and turns, he brought me over to another corner at the lower part of the track that was hidden by the trees. When I saw it I just thought, “now we start having fun.”He was riding so fast, leaning the bike over in the sand and we were so excited when we quickly had a look at the pictures in the camera display after the first run. Then we shot the scene a few more times to get the best shot. The final image is absolutely amazing: it looks like an explosion of power and energy with the bike surfing on the sand. Thanks Taddy!BiographyEverything began with a letter I sent to a ‘small’ motorcycle magazine when I was 18. I wanted to show to some motocross pictures to someone, and they called me in to see my work. After that I started working freelance. For seven years I also worked in the world motorcycle road racing championship, traveling all around the world. I then started shooting for car and bike magazines and became a photographer for motorcycle brands. I'm based in Milan, but I work everywhere. I love traveling and trying to find new locations and atmospheres in different countries. My job is a combination of my two big passions: motorcycles and photography. I believe motorcycles create one of the most spectacular and dynamic sports in the world. I still find it unbelievable sometimes what you can create and capture with a camera in your hands!