Every June, a huge festival gathers all the best outdoor athletes in Millau in the south of France. This has been the place to meet up with the best slackliners from all over the world for many years. It had been a couple of years since I last saw my friend Andy Lewis, and I was glad to see him after quite a long time.
One morning, Andy and some friends took me to shoot a jump from the Verrières bridge. I'd shot that bridge the year before, from the inside of the gutter, so I was looking for a new angle. The guys would jump over their open wings so I knew they were about to jump when I saw the wings hanging from the edge.
In the morning rush, we forgot the radios so I had to wait, finger on the trigger. I wanted the whole scenery in my frame but I knew it would appear pretty small so I decided to go for a sequence. From my angle, I couldn’t see Andy climbing the fence that separates the road from the gutter, I just saw him taking off and started to press the button.