Red Bull Illume Presents Explosive Kickoff Event in Atlanta!

Last night I had the most AMAZING experience at the Red Bull Illume kickoff event at Piedmont Park Atlanta!  This marked the beginning of a 10-day nighttime photography exhibition featuring some of the top 50 action & adventure sports photography in the world.  READ my introduction post HERE.

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Red Bull Air Force flew over the park and skydivers Jeff Provenzano and Andy Farrington landed right in the middle of the park!!  I couldn’t believe my eyes… it was so awesome to see their journey!  It happened so quick I almost missed the shots… LOL!  I was able to chat with Jeffro and Andy and their ONLY focus was to put the parachute in a dive, pull out and swoop across the ground.  It was breathtaking!!!

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Then came the unveiling of 25 Light-Boxes.  I cannot tell you how wonderful it felt being surrounded with photographers & supporters from all over the world… viewing brilliant art.  I was TOTALLY in my zone.

Illume Photographer Jimmy Wilson
Illume Photographer Jimmy Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another really cool event feature was the athlete performances (skateboarders)!!

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Guests also enjoyed cocktails while strolling through the exhibition.  And of course last night’s special was Vodka & Red Bull 🙂  I want to give a HUGE shout out to Caren West PR for the invite and spectacular hospitality.  I will always treasure this experience.  Enjoy the pics I snapped!

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