Red Bull and Snap! Orlando have joined forces with light painter Patick Rochon to create a series of images that celebrate the emotion and creativity of athleticism. Pro-wakeboarders Mike Dowdy, Adam Errington, and Dallas Friday fix custom LCD lights to their gear and have a little wet fun while the crew captures their movements on camera.
“It really is my movements painting this picture and helping this photo come to life!” ~ Adam Errington
This experimental project was shot over the course of three nights, from sunset to sunrise. The idea was to mix sports, art, and technology.
Motion to Light Wakeboarding – Snap! & Red Bull Illume 2013
video by Goeff Levy
One of the challenges Rochon mentions is positioning the cameras in a location that will capture the movements and composition across the water in a dynamic way.
“It’s hard enough to shoot high-speed action in the dark – add in the tasks of outfitting the boards with the waterproof LCD light systems to staging the cameras, lighting and athletes in proper position to secure the shot, and you have yourself a serious photographic mission.” ~ Patrick Rochon
Here are a few screen captures:
Until Next Time . . .
Stay Inspired ~ Jules