Klaus Thymann is not only an award winning photographer but also a director, digital artist and longtime contributor to i-D. Having created global advertising campaigns for Nike and Levi's and directed several short films, the Danish adventurer and his beard now travel the globe documenting cultures for the likes of National Geographic and the BBC. We called on him to share his Top 5 Most Extreme Locations… "This is a difficult one as I have been to a lot of places, some extreme in the way they look, others extreme because of the logistics and then there are the ones that are kind of dangerous…"
"Gaza is difficult to get to and you have to get specialist insurance, as it's listed as a war-zone. I was there photographing Gaza Parkour for the New York Times and chose the bombed-out airport as a location. Because of the extreme heat we only shot very early mornings and evenings when the sun was low. The kids were great to collaborate with!"