This video portrait shows Klaas Voget, a professional windsurfer from Germany.
While shooting at the Sylt Windsurfing World Cup in Germany, I wanted to approach things a little differently:
I wanted to give the viewer a bit of a living insight into their faces - for 59 seconds.
These videos are still portraits in a way - yet in motion and also interactive.
Why 59 seconds? To underscore that while they are certainly long enough to get a good and interesting impression about them, this slice is just as certainly incomplete and can't show it all. It is a facet and only can capture the mood and situation of those seconds on that day.
(Speaking of that day, I should mention, that Klaas was battling a cold and felt rather sick, but still had to compete - a slice of life...)
For now, there are nine clips in this series: Kauli Seadi, Jason Polakow, Ricardo Campello, Robby Swift, Keahi Aboitiz, Andy Chambers, Klaas Voget, Bernd Flessner and Bjoern Dunkerbeck.
If you are interested what real windsurfing action is all about today, have a look at thorstenindra.com/photos/windsurfing. You might be surprised at the dynamic of this watersport.
Not all of the them are windsurfers - Keahi also does SUP (Standup Paddling) and Kiteboarding.
Sounds interesting, doesn't it?
Check out some of my photos of SUP (thorstenindra.com/photos/sup) and Kiteboarding (thorstenindra.com/photos/kiteboarding)
For more portraits visit: thorstenindra.com/photos/portraits
(Inspiration for this little project came from work by Mr. Jarvis)