2020 was a difficult year for everyone, and with the worldwide pandemic I definitely struggled with travels and getting new jobs, as most of my clients cancelled the shoots. I decided it would be a good time to back to my roots, and shoot just for fun, luckily enough one of my good old friends Jaws reached out to me, saying that he just built this crazy spot in the middle of nowhere, deep in the mountains in Poland. He was struggling with his job as well, so he decided to move to his girlfriends parents, and build this gigantic step up in a local forest, as well as some other crazy obstacles. After his call I quickly decided that we had to shoot it, and as I haven’t used my flashlights for a long time, I decided that it would be a good time use them. That local forest turned out to be really dark in the summer, so my decision to bring the lights was definitely a good one. It’s funny because we haven’t seen each other for a good eight years, and suddenly during the pandemic we found time to meet, and do what we both love, and shoot together like in the good old times.
The wait is over and we can finally share the first new images of this year's Red Bull Illume Image Quest! Every week, we announce the semi-finalists of a different category, so stay tuned for more mind-blowing images.