Red Bull Illume Photography Competition - Runners Up

Category: Lifestyle by Leica Category Finalist Credits: Photographer: Jimmy Wilson Athlete: Kelly Slater Location: Huntington Beach, CA, United States Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Lens: EF24mm f/1.4L II USM ISO: 100 F-Stop: 4.0 Shutter Speed: 1/1000 Flash System: none "Somehow I've managed to score a job where I'm literally living a dream... or at the very least watching it from courtside seats." Biography: I was 15 when I broke my ankle skateboarding and picked up a camera. Things kinda just took off from there and somehow I've managed to score a job where I'm literally living a dream... or at the very least watching it from courtside seats. Sure I still pull plenty hours in the Surfing Magazine office so it's not all boat trips and plush hotels, but I could count the days on one hand that I've actually dreaded going to "work", and those must have all been because of hangovers!Surfing is still my favorite thing in the world to do, followed by traveling with friends, capturing moments with a camera, and newly, snowboarding. My main goals are to have as much fun as possible, laugh at all the hilarious situations, continue to stay psyched on life by living like a little kid, and be an honest and genuinely good human.Go Jaguars! The Shot: The US Open is as chaotic as surf contests get. You will never see more people show up to watch a surf event, and the number one person they come to see is Kelly Slater. It can be really hectic trying to shoot photos with a crowd like that. Luckily, Surfing Magazine lets me do my own thing and doesn't require a particular number of images per day or anything. They just want me to get some different perspectives from the online galleries and run-of-the-mill Instagram photos.The most important aspect of this shot was making friends with the security team - they can be stingy no matter what kind of pass you have, but in this case I was allowed to run behind Kelly as he entered the water for this heat. I didn't have a pole cam or a - Sunday 7th August 2011 (1 Picture)


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Photo credit: Jimmy Wilson/Red Bull Illume


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