In November 2009 I was hired to shoot skateboard legend Duane Peters for a feature in Rebel Ink Magazine. Since the feature was mostly meant to highlight Duane’s tattoo collection, I spent most of the time shooting portraits and close-ups of his tattoos. we shot at a few different locations in downtown Los Angeles and Duane was following the crew in his ‘79 chevy conversion van.
While setting up for the last shot, Duane was waiting in his van for me to give him the OK. Once the lighting was set up, I went to tell Duane we were ready. This was the first time I saw the inside of the van when I realized this was the ‘money shot’. I quickly rearranged my lighting that was set up outside the van and snapped off a few shots. Duane didn’t have time to rearrange anything or clean up so this was exactly how it looked on a daily basis. Even though the magazine didn’t run this photo, it was my favorite from the shoot because I felt like it captured the true Duane Peters in his natural environment.
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Red Bull Illume judges are carefully chosen from a global selection of the world’s best to form an international judging panel of renowned photo editors and photo experts. Choosing or commissioning great images is literally their life’s work – and there’s no one better to judge this epic global photo contest. Judges will base their decisions on a mix of technical superiority, composition, creativity, artistic flair and overall qualities of photographic excellence.
Best of Instagram by Lenovo
The submissions for Best of Instagram by Lenovo will be judged every month, first by an internal Red Bull Illume jury who will select the top 5 still and 5 moving images, which will be official Red Bull Illume Semi-finalists. These will be put to a community vote on redbullillume.com, resulting in 1 monthly winner for still and 1 for moving image. The monthly winners will automatically become official Red Bull Illume Finalists. In total there will be 5 still and 5 moving image finalists - out of these, the public will decide who is crowned as the Best of Instagram by Lenovo Category Winners. This category is especially for content that’s so cool you have to stop scrolling and check it out.
The Category Winners and Overall Winner will receive their beautiful trophies and incredible prize packages from our partners worth more than € 100,000. Some of the prizes include the latest products from global computing leader Lenovo, to empower even more creative self-expression; storage solutions from SanDisk to ensure you never lose a shot; as well as high-quality cameras from Leica and stylish photography apparel and accessories from COOPH.
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