Category: Energy Category Finalist Credits: Photographer: Sterling Lorence Athlete: Matt Hunter Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM ISO: 500 F-Stop: 4.5 Shutter Speed: 1/2000 Flash System: none "My motivation as a photographer is similar to that of why I chose to ride. The trails that exist on our planet will take you to incredible places with breathtaking scenery and striking light, and they will take a lifetime to discover, session, and photograph." Biography: I grew up on Vancouver's North Shore and continue to live here with my wife and daughters. Mountain biking in the moody forests of the North Shore inspired me to become a photographer and I have been lucky to call it my career for more than fifteen years.I feel fortunate to have been able to shoot the evolution of freeride mountain biking alongside some of the sport's greatest athletes, for the most progressive brands, in locations all over the planet.My motivation as a photographer is similar to that of why I chose to ride. The trails that exist on our planet will take you to incredible places with breathtaking scenery and striking light, and they will take a lifetime to discover, session, and photograph.I find photography at an incredible place these days, for the digital evolution has made it more accessible and successful to more people. Furthermore, action sports is blossoming across the world and as a result, we are seeing such incredibly progressive accomplishments in the photographic arts and it leaves me constantly inspired and stoked to keep trying out new techniques and ideas. The Shot: Matt Hunter has a reputation in freeride mountain biking for finding and building very progressive lines. Matt built this air for the filming of his segment in the film, 'Follow Me'. It is a 45-foot air to wall ride move that he hadn't done much practice on.It is always stressful as a photographer to show up to a shoot like this, with a film crew, and have the - kamloops, bc, Canada - Sunday 4th April 2010 (1 Picture)
Red Bull Illume Photography, Competition and Runners Up
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