One day, while we were doing our rooftop mission with a model at sunrise, I noticed that at some point within twenty minutes the sun was going to light up the whole street in a very interesting and contrast way. After these observations, the idea for the photo came really fast and the next morning I was meeting the sunrise again on the same rooftop (only from a different, more high point) and shooting how Arthur (skater) was riding on an absolutely empty main street of Riga. Unfortunately, Arthur was injured and it was hard for him to perform a lot of different tricks, so we've done several shots in the different places on the street and later I chose one where the athlete and the shadow contrasts in best way on the asphalt. Probably the hardest part for me was to get on the rooftop, because there were many challenging climbs on the way, but the view and unique shooting angle definitely worth it! Sometimes streets are very interesting if you look at them from a different angle at the right time.
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.