It was a sunny afternoon in March 2015 when I took this shot of German slackliner Oliver Ross in the Wolf's Gorge in Neubeuern, Germany.
I already had a pretty cool shoot with slackliners Lukas Irmler and Julian Mittermaier, both known worldwide and respected for their highlining skills. In the late afternoon, when the sun was already pretty low, Oliver joined the session.
He was moving super concentrated and I was really amazed by how far he managed to walk on his first try. Lukas and Julian told me that Oliver had just started slacklining 1 1/2 years ago from that day - and now he nearly sent a 113m long highline onsight. That's some mad progress.
While Oliver made his way across the line, the last bits of evening sunlight really lit him and the line up in a sweet way. I immediately thought of a photo where everything except the line and Oliver would be blacked out - to give it a kind of poetic touch.
A man on his journey, the eyes and mind focussed on his dream, no looking back, just a man dancing through life.
It's these moments that I love so much when shooting outdoor-sports. You go out to meet some cool guys and take some sweet shots - but at the end of the day you'll go home with some simple but true life lessons learned.
Don't look back, don't be afraid to fail, if you fall get back up, never take your eyes of your dream.