I had been to Cape Verde a couple of times before, mostly to do some kitesurfing myself. This time I went to Cape Verde to follow Elvis Nunes, a professional kitesurfer, competing in the World Kite Tour.
But it was not the big waves that got my attention; it was the dream Elvis had to go kitesurfing inside an extinct volcano in his homeland. The moment I looked over the edge, I knew I had the chance to make a shot that was different to all my other kitesurfing photos. The whole crater was covered in salt evaporation ponds that looked like stained glass windows.
In order to get into the volcano, we had to negotiate and it took us a couple of days to get permission from the owners. In the end they allowed us inside the crater for only 30 minutes!
It was an extremely hazy day and I never thought it would be possible to take a good photo, but we were all very excited because it was something no one had done before. With a guard telling me I only had 15 minutes left, I dropped all my gear and started running with my camera to the edge of the crater. It took me ten minutes to run up and I knew I had very limited time to take the shot. When Elvis and Nino Jonas both entered the same evaporation pond, I knew this was the shot I was hoping for.