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Lorenz Holder: New Creativity Finalist

Photograph By Lorenz Holder/Red Bull Illume

Athlete: Benny Urban


"I had the idea to shoot a snowboard waterslide from underneath the surface a couple of years back, but I found out pretty fast that it wasn't as easy as I thought," said Holder, who lost a camera to water damage while trying to get this shot. "I rented water housing and diving equipment and went to a pretty perfect location in Munich, Germany, for the shoot. The idea was to shoot upwards where the rider would be, in the so-called Snells window. Looking upwards underwater, this is the circular area of light on the surface caused by refraction of light entering the water."