Red Bull Illume Photography Competition - Runners Up

Category: Energy Category Finalist Credits: Photographer: Rami Hanafi Athlete: Miikka Hast Location: Tamokdalen, Norway Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM ISO: 100 F-Stop: 6.3 Shutter Speed: 1/1000 Flash System: none "While I never really knew how to hold a paintbrush the right way, a camera seemed to fit in my hand just fine!" Biography: Born in Finland in 1979, I developed my passion for photography as a young boy, observing street and nature photos my mother took in addition to her painting. While I never really knew how to hold a paintbrush the right way, a camera seemed to fit in my hand just fine!My interest in photography led me to study photojournalism at the University of Tampere. Only a few years later, in 2006 when working at Aamulehti newspaper, I was awarded Young Photo Journalist of the Year in Finland.My previous life as a snowboarder allowed me to live a dream life of travelling the world for the coming years, following some of the worldÕs best snowboarders of that time. Today, I still continue this journey for the sheer joy of it all.I have a unique ÔdocumentaryÕ approach towards new challenges. Whether documenting or creating, I am always looking for true feelings and uncompromising images. My sense of moment and true devotion to the story have led to the publication of my images in numerous international magazines such as TWS, Outside, Snowboarder or Flag, and alongside the logos of such renowned clients as Nokia, Finnair, Flow and Billabong to name but a few.If it wasnÕt for my camera, I would love to work as a curator. Or I would be found simply enjoying a summer day on a boat with my wife and two children. The Shot: We've been shooting in Tamok every spring since 2007 and always saw the potential of the place but never realized it due to weather or snow conditions.In 2012 everything was different. My life changed forever. Our journey started with two days of heavy snowfall. For the rest of the time, the sun - Monday 2nd April 2012 (1 Picture)


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