Red Bull Illume Photography Competition - Runners Up

Category: Wings Category Finalist Credits: Photographer: Krystle Wright Athlete: Michael Tomchek Location: Castle Valley, UT, United States Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IVLens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM ISO: 400 F-Stop: 10.0 Shutter Speed: 1/400 Flash System: none "What continues to drive me is the love and challenge of documenting unique stories and the incredible privilege to share the athletes' stories with a wider audience." Biography: Living the life of a nomad, I suddenly find myself traveling 10-11 months of the year away from Australia with gear now stashed on three different continents. What continues to drive me is the love and challenge of documenting unique stories and the incredible privilege to share the athletes' stories with a wider audience.When I have the opportunity to see places where most people won't go, I will travel there without hesitation. I enjoy being cut off from civilization and being completely immersed in adventure, whether it's camping on a frozen fjord for a month in the Arctic with 23 BASE jumpers, paragliding in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan or sleeping on the back of a yacht on the Great Barrier Reef.I have a few images that I am extremely proud of but the motivation is always there to keep pushing the boundaries and searching for new ways to capture great imagery.My work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Outside, The Times, Red Bulletin, Inside Sport, Women's Adventure and I've also worked with clients such as Red Bull and Agent France Presse. The Shot: Twenty-four hours before this shoot, my original paramotor pilot pulled out as his daughter had gone into labor five weeks early. A few friends and I went driving around Moab desperately trying to find a solution. Thankfully, we came across Lyn Ottinger who happened to own the only tandem trike in town. We struck a deal and thankfully my shoot was saved! As the BASE jumpers ascended Castleton Tower, we began the motor and started to buzz around the t - Friday 29th October 2010 (1 Picture)


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Photo credit: Krystle Wright/Red Bull Illume


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