Photographer: Lorenz Holder / Red Bull Illume
Athlete: Vladic Scholz
Location: Ouse Valley Viaduct
About The Shot:
The Ouse Valley Viaduct is a pretty cool old railway bridge in the South of England. When you approach it from the side, you can’t really see the secret this bridge has to offer, but once you get underneath one of the arches, you can’t believe your eyes. The arches create a very surreal visual effect. I was blown away and thought this looked like a pretty good spot for skateboarding.
When I showed Vladic an image of the viaduct, he was on fire to try it out. It turned out to be super hard to ride. Vladic said, “This is so hard! When my brain is going down in the transition, my body is already going up again – this will be difficult to get something done here.” A couple of hours later, when his brain and body came together, he landed this kickflip while the sun was just at the perfect angle as well.