AVP Championship

Chicago Triathlon Print Ad Campaign



Americas Cup

This weekend I photographed Americas Cup behind the scenes from putting the boats together at Navy Pier to launching them into Lake Michigan. Each boat had its own crew and took about 90 minutes to assemble. How long did it take you to put together that Ikea shelf?

Silvia Ribeiro

Finally got started editing images from Thursday morning’s shoot for Chicago Athlete Magazine. Weather turned out great for the day, almost no winds and great sky. Thanks Holly Petrovich for assisting and Silvia Ribeiro for being patient.

There are millions of locations in Chicago to shoot this assignment but they wanted Chicago skyline in the background. To get the skyline in the background and find a location suitable for biking and running was a little hard. Couple of days prior to the shoot I checked the location, the light was great, it had a smooth surface and the skyline was right at the background.

In addition to what was asked from me I shot couple of extra against the sun and horizon. Because of the rising water levels and the haze, lake and sky was almost blending and the water was right at the ground level. This was the first time I actually used Canon 1DX MK II and the camera did not disappoint. I only used light on few of the images and that was a single Profoto B1 with zoom reflector in TTL mode.

Chicago Athletic Clubs Revisited

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Last year I worked with Chicago Athletic Clubs and shot some of their locations in Chicago. I shot their fitness studios, trainers in action and even clients during group exercise classes. Images are used on their web page and print ads.

Last week I got an editorial assignment to shoot yoga and spin bike. It was a half day shoot and we got lucky with the weather even though the shoot was inside, I wanted to use sunlight with some strobes for fill.

Trail Running


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Chicago Marathon

World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, the final stop of the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series, took place September 15-19 in Chicago, USA.

Into the water…

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.

Equipment used: Canon 1 DX, Canon EF 11-24mm and Profoto B1 500 lights.

Some of the images from the early morning shoot…

Tear Sheets: Two Hours by Ed Caesar

Came home to a nice surprise, my autographed hardcover. #1 in Sports New Releases. Two Hours by Ed Caesar, cover photo by me from Penguin UK. Also at the bottom Japanese edition.