Wings category winner Marcel Lämmerhirt made a special studio appearance on “Bullet Points” for Servus TV (Austria) on October 30th as part of a unique feature on the life of an action sports photographer.
Dubbed “Hero’s Journey”, Marcel was followed by a camera crew from his FMX and MTB shoots on the mountains of Mayrhofen in Tyrol to the unveiling of the final of the Image Quest in Dublin.
Completely unaware whether he would win anything at the world’s biggest awards for action sports photography, the feature captures all the excitement of Marcel working outdoors on a shoot to his career-highlight win at Red Bull Illume, what he calls his “Oscar award”.
“Photography means to draw with light, which I love doing. I love working with shadows, to record the extreme, to capture a millisecond as a moment and bring across the passion of the sport.”
“For me it’s a massive success to be invited to Dublin. The competition is so strong, such good pictures. I don’t know which picture I’m in for. I had three in the top 250 which were published in the book the judges received. One picture must have made it, otherwise I wouldn’t be here.”
To see Marcel’s exciting journey and hear what he had to say on his photography techniques and being part of Red Bull Illume, click here to reach the “Mediathek” of Servus TV and find the “Bullet Points” show, episode 12, transmitted at 22:30 on October 30th.