It’s slowly getting real. Winter is upon us. Specially in Chicago this means sub zero temperatures until mid-April. Here are some of my favorites from 2016 Chicago Summer…
I’ve been working with Bill Bishop on a series of images since early July. This weekend we were supposed to work on the swim images. Recently we did bike and some track running shots with various athletes that he coaches. I don’t get to work with swimmers a lot, but I had some ideas in my head.
Some of the images from the early morning shoot…
I was in St.Paul Minnesota over the weekend for an assignment. Going to Red Bull Crashed Ice, I had no idea what I was getting into. I watched the event countless times before, I knew what it was. I studied the course and athletes, looked at all the photos available from the past. Goal was to capture an action shot of the event without any secondary sponsor logos visible at the same time showing that it is a Red Bull event. For that the best location would be the start chute, where there was a huge Red Bull arch and the start of the event was really cool with St.Paul Cathedral in the background.
Last weekend I was commissioned to shoot AVP Tour. They asked two things. Gritty look and tight shots. Now, these two might sound simple looking at my previous work but getting a tight shot in any sport involves a ball is hard. You have to close on the athlete and the ball has to be in the frame. Well at least most of the times… Oh and it had to be from the players point of view. These are easy tasks if I was doing a commercial shoot with a small production crew. During a live championship game is another story. Once it starts you can not move around, you are stuck to place where they show you.
I spend Saturday getting used to the venue and Sunday I had about 4 hours to get the shots. Thankfully the logos and products were visible and there were no clashing sponsor logos on athletes.
Additional images can be found in Client Access.