The sun. The star at the centre of the Solar System. The near-perfect sphere of colossally hot plasma. Considered by some cultures to be a deity. Considered by all to be a nuisance while hungover. NBA All-Star Anthony Davis just dunked that.
The Chicago native teamed up with Red Bull and photographer extraordinaire Dustin Snipes to perform a series of Earth-shattering sun slams, sunny jumpers and even some “swatting” of the sun.
The timing between Davis and Snipes had to be perfect. If either slipped, the positioning would be off or the sun’s brightness would engulf Davis’ hand. Each had to stick religiously to a carefully choreographed, minute-by-minute shot list.
It made for a painstaking shoot, but the video and photos are well worth the work. Stunning stuff.