Flat track in Barcelona

All pictures © Olaf Pignataro Words by Dirt Rookies  Dirt track racing started in the US back in the 1920s and 1930s, gaining popularity after WW2. At that time in Spain, brands such as Bultaco...

Street photography in Beijing

All pictures © Olaf Pignataro ...

Red Bull Illume 2019: the winning images

The world’s greatest action and adventure photographers from every side of the world gathered at 2,275m high in the LUMEN museum of mountain photography on November 20 to celebrate the Red Bull...

Peru: tesoro escondido

All pictures © Gabriele Seghizzi Anyone who ever traveled a little in his life knows that every journey has something unique to be told. Today I will tell you a story that has never been told and...

Red Bull Illume photo contest is back for 2019

Red Bull Illume is back for the fifth edition of the world’s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest and evolves with two exciting new categories: Best of Instagram by SanDisk and...

Granite Cities in Siberia

All pictures © Elias Holzknecht and Nicholas Adam /Red Bull Content Pool Climbers Killian Fischhuber, Galina Terenteva and Robert Leistner, and guide Sergey Karpukhin traveled to Ulakhan-Sis Siberia...

Saline di Marsala in pink and purple

All pictures © Olaf Pignataro Cross-processed aerial photographs of Saline di Marsala in Sicily. The images were altered digitally, as the natural colours of these saltworks are reddish to orange....

Red Bull Mirror Park

All pictures © Sebas Romero / Red Bull Content Pool In echoes of a futuristic spaceship, BMX riders Courage Adams and Paul Thölen recently unleashed their array of tricks on a bike park made of...

Mentawai Dream by Angelo Bonomelli

This was the first time Angelo Bonomelli got the chance to travel to Indonesia, after so many years dreaming about that place, a common destination for surfers looking for quality waves. He never...

The Route of Gods

All pictures © Davide Calafa and Olaf Pignataro To walk along Via degli Dei (literally the Route of Gods) from Bologna to Florence: this was the goal for us, adventure photographers Davide Calafa...

Munnar tea plantations

All pictures © Olaf Pignataro   Tea, or Chai, is the most widely drunk beverage in the whole world. The tea plant, Camellia Sansis, is a cultivated variety of a tree that has its origins in an...

Click On The Mountain 2018

We’re looking back at a very challenging week for the teams shooting around Courmayeur Mont Blanc in Italy! Click on the Mountain 2018 is done and the winners were crowned, but the way to this was...

Los Angeles, or the average extraordinary

All pictures © Giacomo Margutti L.A. has no secrets, no surprises. L.A. is just and right everything you have always seen in the(ir) movies. No more, no less. It’s like if the world is ending...

A slow voyage through Africa

All pictures © Alice Bensi The African continent deserves to be taken in slowly. Too magnificent and solemn, to be rushed through. You must take Africa slow, as it is. Slow and inevitable as the...

Good morning, Vietnam

All pictures © Olaf Pignataro   Ha Giang is the northern province of Vietnam, and one of the most remote. Traveling on a motorbike on its windy roads, you will drive through deep valleys...

Panama Hay

In 2013 I spent twenty-two days in Panama City with the aim at filming scenes from the everyday-living in the capital, from the favelas to the high-class...

Ashgabat – The Marblelous Capital of Turkmenistan

Welcome to beautiful Ashgabat, the capital of beautiful Turkmenistan. Welcome to the best country in the world! Possibly. Why? It’s easy to guess. Who doesn’t like marble? Everybody does. In...

Adelmo Massola, wave after wave

Water is a thought. A reflection, a dancing game that always move. It has different colours, it leaves trails, it runs away and it doesn’t care about what happens around itself. You want to grab...

Obscure sports: Eton Fives

All pictures © Olaf Pignataro   Eton Fives is a handball game developed in the late 19th century at Eton College. It is an uncommon sport, with a large number of unique rules, as unique stands...

Autumn colors in Hossegor

As the summer season fades away and the days become shorter and colder, tourists leave the beaches to surfers: the swells are growing bigger and more frequent. Autumn is a special moment for...

The ride of a thousand passes

All pictures © Jered & Ashley Gruber Phil Deeker, founder of the Cent Cols Challenge (CCC), rode 1,000 mountain passes – or cols – in just 100 days of riding. Not a bad way to...

Monster Children photo comp returns for 2017

Monster Children Magazine has launched its seventh annual Photo Competition, and professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit entries online until November 5th to win a share of the...

Mountain lover: the photographer Paolo Sartori

Before meeting Paolo Sartori in person, I already had the chance to admire his photographic work. From his images, I immediately understood Paolo is a very committed person, with a strong passion for...

A fish market in Borneo

In Borneo, Malaysia, fishermen sell their daily catch at Kota Kinabalu market. On the promenade, tourists pose in front of the sunset and local boys enjoy the evening breeze smoking sigarettes and...

Alex Sorgente: Or What – Downtime in France

Living with Alex Sorgente and Robin Bolian for almost two months is like living at 200 km per hour. We recovered them last September in Getxo, in the Basque...

An Icelandic journey into No Man’s Land

We live in a fast paced society, where the action of walking slows us down. Nature never hurries. Film maker Davide Calafà, along with two friends, undertook...

Reef Just Passing Through mainland Mexico

The three amigos, Mikala Jones, Mitch Crews and Evan Geiselman, dip down into Mainland Mexico for a quick strike of tacos and tubes. Despite not rearing up to...

Bali: an extraordinary experience

And the answer might be: to travel, to fly away. You sure? You can cross the vast oceans on a jet plane, but your soul illness will still be on your side, aisle seated. During the flight it...

Nitro Snowboards team in Patagonia

Chasing the endless winter, last August the Nitro Snowboards team headed to Argentinian mountains of Patagonia, near Bariloche, filming footage for Boom! video. Enjoy the action of Markus Keller, Nils...

Cruising the Amazon on a skateboard

The sun sets along the Amazon river as Barney Page, Mason Silva, Korahn Gayle, Clint Walker, filmmaker Marcos De Souza and photographer Sam McGuire...

Click On The Mountain 2017

Click on the Mountain is an international media event that takes place in the beautiful Courmayeur, home of the majestic Mont Blanc. Divided in teams, riders, filmers and photographers battle each...

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Pro photographer tip: working with a snowboard video prod

If you look for snowboarding on the web, you get hit by thousand of images and video of riders, produced by a variety of  photographers and video makers; and most of the times, these still and moving...

The Arrival: a new beginning for Leo Fioravanti

Let’s face it: everybody loves Leo Fioravanti!  The reason is, he barged in the Italian news where people are divided about everything and they have one...

A photographic guide to Myanmar

You should know upfront, this is not a guide to Myanmar. If you need general information for traveling in the country, head to Wikitravel and Travelfish: these websites are reliable and up to date....

Mick Fanning under the Northern Light

Hopefully by now you’ve seen the incredible imagery created when Mick Fanning went to Norway and surfed beneath the spectacular Northern Lights. The shoot took place in Lofoten, a far flung...

Risky Business: a film about big waves

Step out of your comfort zone; explore new places, meet new people and throw all caution to the wind – you never know where you’ll land up! Risky Business is all about putting yourself out...

Monster Children photo comp 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Monster Children Photo Comp! As every year, the australian magazine wanted to uncover photographers around the world, professionals and amateurs doing...

Words carved into the water: Vincent Duvignac

Some years already passed since Marco Mombelli introduced me to Vincent Duvignac. The name recalls the one of some novelist, like Dumas or Pennac … I often meet him on the beaches of the...

David Robinson gets light into impossible places

This story begins about two and an half years ago, when being given a tour of Red Bull’s generously stocked Equipment Pool, amongst the plethora of cameras and endless walls of lenses,...

Volcom: black and white heavy as the Stone

It happens very often to take a look at the sea, to understand that the conditions are good, to get a backpack with all the optics inside, to walk with the...

The butterfly effect: Anzhelika Savrayuk

Ukrainian-born Italian rhythmic gymnast Anzhelika Savrayuk was part of the 2010 and 2011 Italian Group that competed at the World Championships that won the Group All-around gold medal. Savrayuk has...

Victoria Vergara dancing on water

After the first episode with Arthur Bourbon, Reef presents its latest video from the French Coast featuring longboard surfer Victoria Vergara: a traveler since...

Why Ride Project: behind the scene

On November of 2015, photographer Lucho Vidales, videomaker Xué Gil and BMX rider Martin Postigo combined their passions without really knowing what would come out from it. In the beginning, they...

Red Hook Crit – Milan 2016

The Red Hook Criterium is the world’s premier track bike criterium, since 2008. With four spectacular events scheduled in Brooklyn, London, Barcelona and Milan, the series is unique in that it...

Thailand: the land of smiling

My best friend and I wanted to make a trip together, to explore a different place, distant and exotic and mainly we wanted to disconnect from the usual city routine. No sooner said than done! In a...

Red Bull Illume 2016 winners

The wait is over for the 5.645 photographers from around the world who entered Red Bull Illume, the world’s greatest action and adventure sports photography contest. On September 28, the Overall...

The Fourth Phase: an interview with Travis Rice

From the creators of The Art of Flight, Red Bull Media House presents The Fourth Phase, a snowboarding epic starring iconic athlete Travis Rice. A gifted innovator, Rice has always held the keys to...

Reef: life from the French coast with Arthur Bourbon

Following the success of the Just Passing Through Film Series and in preparation for the upcoming WSL Pro France event, Reef will release a brand new 3-part...

Red Bull Illume: the semifinals quest continues

After showcasing our favorite images of Red Bull Illume semifinalists 2016 in the categories of New Creativity, Close Up, Enhance, Energy and Lifestyle, we continue picking up some of the best...

Briançon: four days of pure pleasure

An another amazing weekend dedicated to climb has just ended. Direction Briançon, beautiful medieval town, Unesco heritage, located at 1500 mt above the sea...

Red Bull Illume semifinalists revealed

Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest international photography contest dedicated to action and adventure sports. It showcases the most creative and captivating photography on the planet as art...

Simon Gruber: a flight life

Simon Gruber is, without any doubt, one of the strongest talents that Italy has right now. It’s an athlete screened beyond its borders, with a level of riding which has nothing to envy to the...

Reef We Heart: greek refugee camps

This summer, Reef Ambassadors Victoria Vergara, Mike Lay and Anna Ehrgott and Reef We Heart made a trip to Greece and helped Armando Aid create and fund education programs, build schools and buy...

Matteo and Leo Fioravanti: Blue Oceans brothers

There’s nothing better than a good novel, a towel, a cold beer, feet on the warm sand and to sprawl on the beach of La Graviere surrounded by green water waves in a blue ocean. Our relax is...

Cruising around Barcelona on cafe racers

Stefan Lantschner e Nicol Mair ride around Barcelona hills on two Koolt Creations cafe racers, built by Stefan himself  alle cafe racer costumizzate dallo stesso Stefan, con la sua Koolt Creations....

Reef: just passing through Morocco

This is the report of Reef european team trip in Morocco, where they surfed some of the most famous spots of the country, as Safi, Draculas and Taghazout,...

Trekking in Val di Mello

In una fantastica giornata di sole, ho deciso di prendere la macchina e partire ma dove andare? La decisione fu di andare in Val di Mello. Lasciata la macchina nel piccolo paese di San Martino, si...