The entirely new Best of Instagram by SanDisk category was full of firsts for the Image Quest 2019. For the first time, photographers could submit their images directly on Instagram and also for the first time, the public would decide the five finalists via a monthly community vote!
The category started back in February and provided us with the first five finalists of the Image Quest 2019! They were, in order of monthly category winner; Dasha Nosova, Baptiste Fauchille, Fabien Maierhofer, Jeremy Bernard and Hamish Frost.
The judges voted, and the winner of the category is: Baptiste Fauchille!
Here’s what he had to say about the shot:
“We were a team of riders, photographers, and videographers, leaving for the very first trip of the new BMX clothing brand linked to the BMX: ‘Unicorn, we are legends.’ We travelled for 5 days in the middle of summer, through different spots in different cities; it was a buddies trip with a business goal.
“This photo was taken at the bowl of Fillinges. I remember the heat was insane like it rarely had been in the Alps. When I arrived on the spot the first thought I had in mind was to make a top-shot video with the drone: a fixed plan with a rider who makes his line with the intention of creating a loop. Then I realized that the bowl was really clean: no tags, no dust. I was able to have the rider and his shadow to come out well. I asked Alex Bibollet — one of the riders — to do what he did best, and I immortalized this moment!”
As a category winner, Red Bull Illume Partners Sony, SanDisk, Skylum and COOPH will award Baptiste with these incredible prizes!
To see if he can become the Overall Winner of the Image Quest 2019, follow the Winner Award Ceremony live!