This shot is part of an editorial series about urban climbing in Vienna. The intention was to place a spotlight on urban climbing in the Austrian capital, and to show how such a climb can look. The sequence format was a logical tool to present such an urban adventure to the wider public.
For the shot, pro-climber Andrea Maruna took on the arch route ‘Mama’ at the Danube Channel in the centre of Vienna. Alongside the climbing line I also wanted to show the face of the athlete to highlight not only the athletic achievement but also the protagonist herself. I worked with natural light for this shot to include the shadow of the climber below the arc as an additional conceptual feature.
I enjoy working on the interface between architecture and urban ad-ventures and projects like this one are a welcome opportunity to ex-plore new ways to be creative and to realize my own ideas.