"Two of my friends were luckily joining and supporting this shoot – awesome photographer Rutger Pauw and creative filmer Matty Lambert. The project has been started over 1 year ago and since then I captured different sports and top athletes with only UV light using special adapters from broncolor.
It has been a real challenge so far and every shoot and every sport offered new challenges and exciting image results. This time the focus was Viki and his freestyle sport, his total commitment and his will to push limits and experimenting with new tricks.
I came up with the concept of having Viki to pull a trick on his bike while surrounded by soap bubbles. Soap Bubbles are not fixed in form, color or lifespan and are in a way unpredictable and simply free floating. I thought that this goes very well hand in hand with Vikis general mindset and approach to his sport and character.
Eventually the concept and the final image combines the beauty and complexity of both the sport and the photography behind.
Viki organized a really cool and industrial looking location and thanks to the people there we had total freedom. That was crucial as we originally planned one day for the shoot but then spent actually almost 2 days in the basement. We used several liters of special UV soap bubble water, bubble maker machines and tools to get different sizes, shapes and especially a huge number of bubbles."
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