What was the inspiration behind your winning image?
My own dreams were my inspiration for this shoot, I’ve been dreaming of moon shots and epic action sports shots since I started in photography and those dreams have been getting bigger and bigger, resulting in this image.
Six Skate Photographers You Need To Know
Time to show some love to the photographers out there who pound the pavement day after day, hoping to capture that outstanding skate shot. Here are six skate photographers you need to know...
I am re-discovering this picture of @charlescollet that I didn’t originally pick, from what was an epic shooting day. I had so much great material that this one got abandoned. Maybe it didn’t attract my attention because we don’t fully see the skateboard, but I now like this picture very much. What about you? // Full immersive video of that shooting day on my Youtube channel (LINK IN BIO) // As not seen in #AttraperAuVol // #frenchfredfoto #skateboarding #fullpipes #LeicaMMonochrom
It's Go Skateboarding Day. See you out there in the streets! This shot from GSD 2016 in Havana. Yojani Perez flying both Cuban and American flags (behind) through the streets of Havana. @monsterchildren @amigoskatecuba #loscallessonnosotros #skatecuba #goskateboardingday #goskateboardingday2017 #goskateboardingday2016
2/3 Red Bull Illume | CLOSE-UP FINAL IMAGE Early in 2016 I sat down with art director @ElroyKlee & cinematographer @ErikJournee from @NEWDAY.studio to come up with a concept for this year’s @redbullillume After pitching different ideas at each other we quickly agreed to try shooting something with mirrors. Instead of a street spot we decided to go indoors, but not to a typical skatepark. We contacted the guys at skatepark Pier 15 in Breda (The Netherlands). This skatepark is more like an indoor ‘street spot’, with concrete ramps, curbs and stairs. We knew this would fit the image we had in mind. We started cutting mirrors in our studio into different (small and large) shapes and tested them to see how big they needed to be to see the trick and different parts of the obstacle. We opted for triangle shaped mirrors to complement the obstacles in the background, to create a clean, even balanced look. Almost 12 mirrors later we finally had the pieces that would fit the picture. We headed out to Pier 15 together with Dutch skateboarder @RobMaatman. A couple of c-stands were used to angle the mirrors in a way that they almost looked like a puzzle; connect all the pieces and you see the entire obstacle. The outcome is a balanced action picture combined with graphic pieces and skatepark objects. #Photography #behindthescenes #RedBull #RedBullillume #mamiya #mediumformat #broncolor #skateboarding #skateboard #flash #robmaatman #newdaystudio #emerica #iso1200magazine #famousbtsmag