The main idea of this photo is to show people a perspective that is not available in real life. Clear floors are common, but I wanted to show a standing athlete and bike on sand from a different angle, using the glass.
Choosing to shoot a BMX from underneath seemed to be the most interesting exam-ple. I thought that the texture of sand, tread wheels and shoes would be interesting in itself. It’s also interesting to see the reaction of the audience, as it seems people do not have any preconceived reference points for this perspective. Making the photo black-and-white enhances the feel.
The challenge of this operation was to find a suitable window size of sufficient strength. I had to buy the biggest and thickest glass in stock available! This proved to be 25mm thick acrylic glass. Another problem was how to set up the light so that the devices were not reflected in the glass. But in the end everything turned out as I im-agined.