TOKYO-2019 Editorial / sports

Sports and Light

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/sports
  • Photographer
    Andre Magarao
  • Photo Date

This is a study of the possibilities of shooting high performance action sports with studio lights. I was lucky enough to work with some of the best riders in the world what allowed me to try all my ideas, and expose lots of gear to the elements.

Since I’ve always been into sports it was a natural step to start shooting my friends doing sports. I quickly noticed that shooting during “the golden hour” led to shots I liked more. But then I started shooting sports like skateboarding and it’s very hard to talk skateboarders into waking up at 5am to get that good light. That was when I started studying artificial light. Nowadays I travel with a pretty big amount of gear and place flashes where I probably shouldn’t be placing to get the shots you see here.