Jaanus ReeCameraNIKON D3SLens24-70mmISO1000F-Stopf7.1Shutter Speed1/250About the shotWhen I was covering Simple Session (one of Europe’s biggest skateboarding & BMX contests), I saw this one wall free of any logos and big tire marks. It looked so clean that I just wanted to draw something on it – so I decided on a skater’s shadow! Although I didn’t have much time, I wanted to give it a try. I went to the car to get the transportation ropes I usually use for attaching my surfboard to the car. I took a 4-meter light stand and mounted it on the top of the vert with ropes so that the speedlight would be above the skater’s head. Another flash was set up normally to fill the shadows a bit. I asked Gard Hvaara to ride the vert, and the result was big, with a nice shadow on the 5.5 meter high wall. The photo came out better than I imagined it would!BiographyAlthough I was always taking pictures during my school years, my real path towards becoming a professional photographer started when I got injured during a windsurfing competition and I had to stay on the shore for a while. I just couldn’t sit on the beach doing nothing; I wanted to get closer to the action. So I took a camera and got myself on the race officer’s boat as a photographer. At first I just wanted to see the action but then I ended up only shooting pictures. After that I was invited to shoot various windsurfing competitions and later on all kinds of different sports. A year later, I enrolled in the Estonian Academy of Arts to study photography.Today my main focus is on motorsports but I love to shoot other sports. Thanks to Nikon and Elinchrome I can try almost anything that comes to mind. I am always trying to find something new in every shoot: new lighting techniques, cool remote camera places or anything else. I believe there are a lot of interesting things yet to be discovered in the world of photography.