"At the end of last summer I shot another part of my UV project series „Beneath the Surface“. This time it was skateboarding that was at stake and no other than Philipp Schuster from Vienna, Austria joined me to capture skateboarding in a different light."
"Philipp is a photographer himself and an Austrian skateboarding legend. That made it quite easy for me to convince him for this project and his help on finding the location and also to finalize the visual idea of the shot was amazing. Apart from that we also involved streetartist Christian Tanzer who came up with the graphic idea and the execution of it as well."
"A few weeks before the shoot I came to Vienna to check some skate spots together with Philipp – eventually we ended up choosing a DIY spot which is a location that was designed and built by skaters themselves."
"A day before the shoot I went on location to spray paint the whole area in a light grey so we would have a clean canvas for the shooting day and for Christian to place his graphic ideas. On the shoot day we were facing some communicational problems which resulted in all three of us being on different locations in Vienna at the same time. However this incident gave me the opportunity to buy more colors which at the end was crucial for finishing the graphic. We were lucky to have the most beautiful weather and the vibes on site were also chill and relaxed. So we spent a afternoon painting and supporting Christian."
When the sun dropped we started shooting and after a few attempts we got the shot we wanted. Every time when the broncolor UV lights flash for the first time and you see the entire image illuminated for the first time is special. Everybody was stoked and the result got even more depth because of the meaningful graphics that actually tell part of Philipp's personal Story.
The action was a simple but huge Ollie which is supposed to be a basic trick but still it came out simple and impressive at the same time.
We ended our session with some portraits and it was again such a cool experience to see something evolve out of nothing just by three guys working together for a day. It definitely makes you feel alive and satisfied at the end and for sure this is quality time spent you ll never regret.
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