Red Bull Illume 2013 Photo Gallery

Lorenz Holder was crowned Overall Winner for his stunning shot of Xaver Hofmann.

Red Bull Illume is the world’s premier international photography competition dedicated to the world of action and adventure sports. Its purpose is to showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the planet as art and bring the public into the world of action sports. The Image Quest 2013 is the 3rd edition of the competition after 2007 and 2010. From tens of thousands of entries, 50 images in ten categories were selected by international judges and photo editors from renowned publications.

The 2013 Red Bull Illume Overall Winner, Top 10 category winners and Top 50 finalists were unveiled at a spectacular ceremony held in Hong Kong on August 29th. German photographer Lorenz Holder was crowned Overall Winner for his remarkable shot of Xaver Hofmann next to a giant satellite dish. As Overall Winner, Holder received a Leica S camera, a broncolor Move Outdoor kit and Sun-Sniper gear — a prize worth over €30,000 in total. He also won the Experimental category. That's what Lorenz said after receiving the award:

The quality of the images in the Top 50 was amazing, so for me it is a great honour to be voted number one. It’s so unreal. It will take a few days for the news to sink in.

 

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Photo: Lorenz Holder. Rider: Xaver Hoffmann.

Photo: Lorenz Holder. Rider: Xaver Hoffmann.

The astonishing image that won the Red Bull Illume 2013.

© Lorenz Holder
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Photo: Scott Serfas. Rider: Travis Rice.

Photo: Scott Serfas. Rider: Travis Rice.

While shooting for the Art of Flight, Scott Serfas took this image of Travis Rice.

© Scott Serfas
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Photo: Lorenz Holder. Rider: Basti Rittig

Photo: Lorenz Holder. Rider: Basti Rittig

Not only Lorenz won the whole contest with that stunning picture of Xaver Hofmann, but also other pictures from his magic camera were nominated into the best 250 just like this one here.

© Lorenz Holder
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Photo: Adam Moran. Rider: Fredi Kalbermatten

Photo: Adam Moran. Rider: Fredi Kalbermatten

Another white&black beauty from one of the greatest US snowboarding photographer of all times.

© Adam Moran
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Photo: Scott Serfas. Rider: John Jackson

Photo: Scott Serfas. Rider: John Jackson

Probably the biggest and sweetest backside 1080 double cork ever nailed in powder. Over the gap, over the top.

© Scott Serfas
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Photo: Rami Hanafi. Rider: Antti Autti

Photo: Rami Hanafi. Rider: Antti Autti

Shot down under, in New Zealand, here's Antti Autti summarising snowboarding's inner soul: fun.

© Rami Hanafi
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Photo: Frode Sandbech. Rider: Nicolas Mueller

Photo: Frode Sandbech. Rider: Nicolas Mueller

Frode + Nico = Boom!

© Frode Sandbech
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Photo: Lorenz Holder. Rider: Andre Troltzsch

Photo: Lorenz Holder. Rider: Andre Troltzsch

Another banger from the winner Lorenz Holder.

© Lorenz Holder
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Photo: Scott Serfas. Rider: John Jackson

Photo: Scott Serfas. Rider: John Jackson

Scott & John delivering the magic one more time.

© Scott Serfas
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Photo: Oskar Enander. Rider: Tommen Bjerkneas

Photo: Oskar Enander. Rider: Tommen Bjerkneas

© Oskar Enander
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Photo: Jussi Grznar. Rider: Anto Chamberland

Photo: Jussi Grznar. Rider: Anto Chamberland

Bomb drop from Anto Chamberld watched by a Stormtrooper. May the force be with you, young jedi!

© Jussi Grznar
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