I came up with this idea during the lockdown in summer 2020 while my wife and I stayed to my family’s country house for 3 months. There I was able to experiment with all sorts of effects. One time, I was looking through an old garage where I saw a grinder and the idea of creating a photo with sparks immediately came to me. Of course, there were no professional athletes around the village, so I postponed the idea until better times. In May 2021 I finally returned to Moscow for some work and my own creative projects. We took this shot in the neighboring region of Moscow in the city of Voronezh.
Filming location - Abandoned excavator factory. We even had to negotiate with the guards so they would let us into the abandoned plant. I have huge respect for my whole team, because this result would not have been possible without them!
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