Track Days

Track days in Chicago. These were shot in two different days, at two different locations. Concordia University and Wheaton College, both have excellent tracks to workout or do a photo shoot. I was really surprised that both locations were not crowded.

Here are some samples from both days.

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Tear Sheets: Chicago Athlete Magazine

Chicago Athlete Magazine August/September issue.

Ironman 70.3 Racine

This was probably my 6th or 7th visit to Ironman 70.3 Racine which includes 2 times competing. I had couple of athletes to cover and shoot specific images. Let me remind you, this is a race, even though they ask me to shoot specific photos there is no guarantee. Everything has to come together.

Here are some images from today’s race and I believe one day, one day I will be back on this course as a competitor.

Additional images can be found in Client Access.

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AVP Tour

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.

 

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ITU World Triathlon Chicago

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve done a triathlon. Ironman Wisconsin was the last race I did. Actually this goes for both racing and photographing. I’ve been busy with other stuff and it almost took a year to get back. Publications I’ve been working for interested in other events and finally ITU World Triathlon came to my own backyard. 

Short course always scares me. It’s fast, it’s complicated and it’s usually logistic nightmare. Once I saw the course for ITU World Triathlon I took a deep breath. It had multiple loops in a very short and manageable course. 

I needed to cover Elite Paratriathlon, Elite Women and Elite Men races. 

Weekend started with Dare2Tri Elite Paratriathlon early Saturday morning and ended with Elite Men on Sunday afternoon.

Here are some of my favorite images from the weekend-in no particular order!

Additional images can be found in Client Access.

 

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Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Camp

Some random images from this week’s Dare2Tri Triathlon Camp held in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Back in February I was contacted by Dare2Tri to photograph their new campaign for the season. They were planning to use the images for their web promotions, print advertising and some promo displayes at the ITU World Championships.

Challange was the timing. Camp was scheduled for 3 days and almost every minute of those 3 days were filled with activities and workouts leaving almost nothing for a seperate photoshoot with the athletes. On top of that the turnaround time needed to be fast to meet the deadline for the print campaign.

Additional images can be found in Client Access.

 

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Tear Sheets: Chicago Athlete Magazine

Chicago Athlete Magazine June 2014 issue.

Tear Sheets: Lava Magazine

Lava Magazine Obstacle Racing Editorial featuring images from Spartan Race, Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder for June 2014 issue.

Glencoe Grand Prix

The Glencoe Grand Prix is the seventh stop on the National Criterium Calendar (NCC). This is the third year the GGP has been on the calendar that brings riders from all over the U.S. to compete for overall individual and team titles. In 2010, the GGP was selected to host the U.S. Pro Criterium Championship and has been on the cycling community’s radar as one of the best one-day races in the U.S.

This year also marks my third year covering the event for Chicago Athlete Magazine. This is one of my favorite races for many reasons but the best part, it is located 15 minutes from my home.

Additional images can be found in Client Access.

 

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