Red Bull Illume Opens in 10 days
Just 10 days remain until submissions open for the 2013 edition of Red Bull Illume Image Quest, the world's greatest action and adventure sport photography contest. From December 1st, photographers will be able to enter their images online at www.redbullillume.com in a bid to compete for the honor of winning the prestigious competition.
Already the first judges have been confirmed. These include Kim Scott-Clark, former picture editor of the London Daily Telegraph and now a picture editor at the Daily Mail – one of the world's most popular online newspapers. Other judges include Jym Wilson, senior photo editor at USA Today and Richard Brooks, deputy photo director for Asia-Pacific with AFP.
A number of editors from top sports publications will also sit on the judging panel. These include Steve Fine, photography director at Sports Illustrated, Hannah McCaughey, Creative Director at Outside magazine, Simon Caney, editor-in-chief of Sport (UK) and Naima Mancini, photo editor of Italy's Sportweek.
And because Red Bull Illume also looks at the culture and lifestyle behind action sports, a number of judges come from the world's coolest urban and lifestyle magazines. These include Gina Batlle, photo editor of Complex, Sebastien Zanella, editor of France's Desillusion and James Mullinger, photo director of GQ (UK).
In all, 50 judges will be selected from around the world. They will have the difficult task of selecting the 50 best images in 10 categories and an overall winner.
For a list of the confirmed judges, please visit this link.
Dimitris Karathanos is typical of the judges who have come on board. The senior editor of SOUL magazine says he's looking forward to the competition. "I love sports photography for its charisma to portray humanity during extreme conditions. I love the effort, courage and determination in those pictures. It's a great honor to be a Red Bull Illume judge."
With Leica, broncolor and Sun-Sniper Red Bull Illume has found the perfect partners. The overall winner will receive the new Leica S camera, while category winners will each receive a Leica X2. Other prizes will include broncolor's new Move, their portable flash and the latest strap system from Sun-Sniper.
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Are you ready for Red Bull Illume, Atlanta?
The Red Bull Illume exhibition returns to US soil and will touch down in Atlanta, Georgia from March 20th-30th, 2014. It will light up the city’s picturesque Piedmont Park, where the top 50 finalists will be displayed on dazzling life-sized lightboxes.
Atlanta will be the fourth tourstop after successful exhibitions in Hong Kong, Scottsdale and Vancouver – and promises to be every bit as bright!
It will be a fitting tribute to the world’s finest action sports photographers – so be sure to join the ever-growing event list on Facebook and invite your friends to come along to enjoy the best action sports photography!
Join the Wings For Life World Run on May 4
The Wings for Life World Run will be a truly global adventure and encompasses 35 run locations in 33 countries. Everyone will run at the exact same time all over the world and it's the first race where a chase car acts as the finish line... So the world will be competing to keep ahead of the finish line coming up behind! It's not only going to be lots of fun, but 100% of the proceeds from the event will go to the Wings for Life foundation.
Red Bull Illume has been supporting Wings for Life with a percentage of the proceeds from the Red Bull Illume photobooks and calendars, and now we appeal to our friends to also get involved and join us in running for those who can’t! Let's do this together!
Sign up today: www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com
Red Bull Illume opens in Vancouver
The Red Bull Illume exhibition opened in Vancouver on Friday 31st January and was a fantastic success. Hundreds of leading photographers, editors, athletes and members of the public watched as the unique 2 x 2m (6 x 6ft) lightboxes were unveiled on Jack Poole Plaza.
Canada’s most talented photographers received accolades at the international photography contest, including Vancouver’s own Scott Serfas who won first place in the Illumination category. Other local finalists included Jussi Grznar, Sterling Lorence and Dan Carr.
“I'm lucky to call Vancouver my home so it's fantastic to have Red Bull Illume come to the city. The display is epic,” says Sterling Lorence, attendee and Red Bull Illume finalist. ”Photography is at an incredible place these days and action sports is blossoming across the world so it's great to see Red Bull Illume showcase such progressive accomplishments in the photographic arts. It leaves me constantly inspired.”
The life-size lightboxes showcasing the elite Red Bull Illume images are on display until February 8. The exhibition will come to life after sunset each night from 5:30pm onwards. More information on the event can be found here.
The Vancouver tour stop is the third one after Hong Kong and Scottsdale, USA. The exhibition will continue traveling around the world's capitals and cultural hubs for the next two years as a unique night-time exhibition.
The 2013 Red Bull Illume photobook, a beautiful hardcover featuring a glossy collection of the Top 250 images from the contest, as well as behind-the-scenes stories on how the photographers went the extra mile to get their shots, is available for purchase on-site. For those who can’t make the exhibition there is also a free Tablet App available for download.
Red Bull Illume to light up Vancouver
The Red Bull Illume exhibition in Vancouver is getting ready to turn on the lights on Friday Jan 31st and showcase the Top 50 finalists on life-sized lightboxes. The free public exhibition takes place at the spectacular Jack Poole Plaza at Convention Center West, and the opening night runs from 7pm till 11pm. Be sure to join the ever-growing event list on Facebook and invite your friends to come along too!
The exhibition will be on display until February 8, and you can view it from sunset each day, approximately 5:30pm, till 10pm.
It’s going to be a visual feast and a tribute to the world’s finest action sports photographers – this includes exceptional local photographers such as Scott Serfas, Jussi Grznar, Sterling Lorence and Dan Carr. See you there!
Get more info on the exhibition page here.
Antarctic Surf Adventure Photography
Photographer Juan Luis De Heeckeren recently documented a historic adventure as Chilean big wave surfer Ramón Navarro, joined by surfer Dan Malloy, became the first surfers to practice tow-in in Antarctica. The temperature in Antarctica rarely goes above -15ºC, so Navarro had to use a special dry suit, gloves and boots made especially by Patagonia, to allow him to spend up to 5 hours in the water.
For action sports photographers thinking about making a similar mission to the white continent, Navarro offers some insight: “Antarctica is a 100% surfable option where you need special days, with special weather conditions and special winds. It’s really tricky to score, but the surf potential is awesome. We managed to surf a 3-meter wave!”
Enjoy Juan Luis De Heeckeren’s shots from the adventure in the accompanying gallery, as well as a short video with some great footage here.