This photo was taken on the bobsled track 20km away from my house. I discovered the track when I was looking for the perfect location for a shoot. When I saw the track I immediately thought that it would be possible to ride it.
The photo was taken as part of the Kill Hill project in cooperation with freerider Richard Gasperotti. We spent two days on the track. I picked the sharpest curve. The track was pretty overgrown so we had to use a saw to clean it. I found a tree and cleared the view, pulling the other trees out of the way using ropes.
I placed two flashes facing each other and climbed the tree, about 10m high. I used a 16mm lens for the shot. The photo didn't require a whole lot of adjustments.
When I was looking for a photo for Red Bull Illume I was trying to come up with something different and unusual. At first I was going to combine two images, but I didn't like the shape. I thought of a circle. I combined four images into a single one. I cleared away the redundant people and created the eye. I was finally pleased with the outcome.