When I first started kiteboarding, social media was still new, and professional riders gained recognition through magazines, YouTube videos, and DVDs, rather than Instagram or Facebook pages. As a kid, I used to ride my bike to a nearby surf shop just to read magazines since I couldn't afford to buy them. I would spend hours admiring the breathtaking action photos, but the cover always stood out the most to me. The best cover or most extreme trick or action shot was crucial in helping me decide which magazine to read, considering the surf shop had numerous options.
As my kiteboarding career progressed, I began contemplating the idea of submitting my own pictures to magazines and creating a captivating story. I always had the aspiration of being featured on a magazine cover, I always had this in mind while capturing photos. After contributing to several articles in The KiteMag over the years, I received a call from Naish, asking if I was available for a photoshoot in Tarifa the following week. Curious, I inquired about the reason behind the request and was informed that The KiteMag had contacted them, expressing their interest in featuring me on their upcoming cover and inquiring about my availability. I felt thrilled and honored to be given such an opportunity. Without hesitation, I booked a two-day trip to Tarifa, knowing that the pressure was on to capture the perfect shot!
I arrived in Tarifa and met up with Antonio, and we decided to shoot the following day at sunrise. We woke up at 6 am to head down to the beach before sunrise and set up. We decided to shoot with the ...Read More →
We stumbled upon another picturesque spot—a small shipwreck nestled among a cluster of trees. This location posed an easier task for the cameraman, but not for me. I had to time my jump meticulously, ...Read More →
Brazil is a place I travel to a lot almost every year I go there to train mostly and make content. The content part is never really on the planning, but it always ends up happening since Brazil is so ...Read More →
This photo was taken by none other than Giel Vlugt. We decided to travel to Oman for a three-week training trip to get ready for the upcoming competitions. Unfortunately, we missed the peak season a b...Read More →
When I started planning the project “The Real Stig Ireland” I had certain photos in mind. And this photo was one of them. Even though there are loads of sheep on Achill Island it’s still not a given t...Read More →
The Cape Town season had just started, and after my Podium at the 2021 RedBull King of The Air, I was flying on a cloud of happiness. I was as happy as ever, and life was simply great. On top of this,...Read More →
Shooting a cover is never easy, it requires not just a good trick, a good photographer, or a beautiful location. It requires a combination of them all. And not just that, it’s probably most important ...Read More →
The sunset’s in Barra Grande are a beautiful moment that I wanted to capture, but I didn't want to be too obvious about it. Michal and I had been exploring different locations throughout the day, tryi...Read More →
Taking the cover shot for a magazine is an exciting and challenging process that requires a lot of creativity and effort. As a kiter, I understand the value of a magazine cover as it holds something s...Read More →