Photographer: Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume
Athlete: Senad Grosic
Location: The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
About The Shot:
The first time I saw this location was when I watched Game of Thrones, and I was blown away by the pure magic this road generated in me. First, I thought it was a CGI composition, but after a little research, I found out that it is actually real and located in Northern Ireland. A year later, I was standing there with Senad Grosic and trying to get a bunny hop tailwhip on camera.
It was early in the morning with the first sun rays hitting the road. We managed to get a pretty cool shot, but somehow I knew that there was pure potential in the spot. So, we decided to stay a couple of days longer and waited for some kind of rain, fog, or other particles in the air, so I could use one flash from behind and create a white background to make Senad stand out a bit more and place focus a bit more on the action.
The rain came on our last day, and I still remember the goose-bumps I had when I saw the image appearing on the camera screen. That’s when I felt the same magical feeling I got when I watched Game of Thrones for the first time.