Dominic Roithmair and Marco Fuerst performed a skydive with the Indonesian flag over Bromo National Park, East Java, Indonesia.
I didn't think too long when the guys from Red Bull asked me what interesting shoot we could come up with in Indonesia. The valley of Bromo volcano in East Java is one of the most beautiful places on earth and inspires many photographers, attracting tourists and athletes from all over the world. This makes the place the business card of Indonesia. So what could get more attention than skydivers with a huge flag over one of the most recognizable landscapes in the world?
One of the biggest challenges was the altitude of the landing area that sits at 2,100m. The helicopter had to work to its limit to provide athletes with enough height for this jump.
For me it was my first skydiving project and I felt the pressure, as I had to deliver good images from the first try, as the second chance might not happen. I took two cameras with two different lenses into the helicopter so I could switch to the right one as fast as possible. This project changed my life. Right after it I started skydiving myself and stepped into skydive photography.