The second half of 2015 was not too good for me regarding business – I had surgery on my shoulder and I was struggling with jobs. After I got the call to ask if I could go on an assignment to shoot Orlando Duque and Jonathan Parades diving from Victoria Falls, I was highly motivated. I know both athletes and it is always fun to work with them. Besides, the location was amazing.
On the day of the main shoot we arrived at the location, which I had not seen before. There weren't a lot of angles. There were two of us taking photos and the second photographer decided to go on the right side. I was looking for a nice angle on the left. The most important aspect was to find an angle where the divers would be as far as possible in front of the waterfall as you cannot really see them with the rocks in the background.
I spoke to Orlando and Jonathan, told them what I wanted and they both told me where approximately they would fly. I was really happy with this one! You can see the height of 30m on this photo. It is really full of energy. And this was the only time that Jonathan dived from that height. No room for mistakes!