This afternoon I was informed that my project Lighting the Spirit, shot for Elinchrom and Red Bull Photography was one of the winners of the Photo District News (PDN) 2017 Great Outdoors photography competition. My series of six images from the shoot were included in the winning selection. My thanks to PDN and the judges, including Louisa Albanese, Justin Appenzeller, Jeff Heimsath, and Cristina Mittermeier, for this recognition. To see all of the winners visit The Great Outdoors web gallery.
My thanks to Elinchrom and Red Bull Photography for this assignment and also my thanks to the stellar athletes including Rafa Ortiz, Rush Sturges and Liamm Field for their incredible effort on this shoot. Last but not least my thanks to the incredible team that helped me create these images including Bill Stengel and Tom Bear. If you would like to see a full behind the scenes accounting on how these images were created check out my behind the scenes blog post covering the Lighting the Spirit shoot.