Aniol talked to me and proposed that I join his project in Iceland with Mikel and Aleix. I haven't shot any river sports before and didn't really know about them apart from social media, but I've always been passionate about the plasticity of kayaking and I think there's no better way to get introduced to the whitewater than a Red Bull project that was focused on the exploration of new rivers and running waterfalls in Iceland, so I accepted without hesitation.
We struggled finding the right river flows during the first days and scouted many places without any success. We travelled all around the island, the team knew some famous runnable spots but the main purpose of the project was to find first descents, we headed to the famous Studlagil canyon to visit the place and realised one nearby tributary river had some potential for whitewater kayaking. We spent the night close to the spot and the next day hiked for several hours up the put in of the river. The run worked pretty well and there was this waterfall at the end after a really close seal launch move (sliding from the rock) that gave no time to react.
On spots of this kind it is a one chance shot, because it is definitely too aggressive to repeat it many times, so you have to make sure you don't miss the shot. While Aniol was getting ready I already had the shot on my mind and started testing settings and frames so there's no place for mistakes once he's dropping.