This was an incredible experience and wonderful to finish up this sailing season. My int505 time-motion-stack image was selected as the winner image for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Contest 2017! Thxs to the jury and to Mirabaud/Hublot/MaxComm to make this possible!
I got this magic telephone call already some weeks earlier by the end of October and had to keep it as a secret for a while – not so easy when friends ask you constantly “any news from “Mirabaud”?” ;) .
Have to admit that I had to google the telephone numbers of the MaxComm team (Emily/Sophia and Bernard) to check if that is real or a fake call/email.
The price giving took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Aarhus at the 28th of November as part of the Yacht Racing Forum. We took some days off the weekend before and spend some sunny and cosy days at the seaside in one of these unexplainable ;) expensive (in summer) beach houses close to the beautiful national park area Mols Bjerge NE of Aarhus at Boeslum. That was pretty relaxing and I was also able to edit some press statements for MaxComm at the weekend and do some running. The rest of the time we did some hiking.
And on a personal note: these photo-shootings mainly at long weekends are only possible when you have a supporting network. So a big THANK-YOU to my family for keeping me free of ties all the time to do what I love to do and shooting assignments and trying to create the images that come up regularly in my pre-visualisation.
In front of the Radisson Blu in Aarhus, than afterwards trying to fit the Hublot watch case into the car … ;-)
Some AT-housing shots came also out nicely – but the water is too cold to do these kind of shots now – nice light for two days before it got very rainy again.
The price-giving took only 15 minutes and was very compressed with a short question and answer session (also online on FB). Tomas Moya won the Forum Award with a very touching shot of two sailors working hand-in-hand to upright a dinghy and Zita Kovacs won the Public Award – the Facebook award.
Overall the smaller boats dominated this year the highly ranked shots slightly and this is especially surprising as we had some big international events in 2017 (f.e. AC and J-Class World Championships).
Thanks to Mirabaud, Hublot and the team of MaxComm to make this possible!
The full press release of MaxComm and some shots from the price giving and Yacht Racing Forum below.