Posts Tagged fitness/sports

pre lives on

samuel adams always thought running for fun was ridiculous.  unless he was late or being chased by someone with a knife – he was walking.  but one fine day he got inspired by steve prefontaine’s amazing story and laced up his sneakers.  that’s all it took.  he’s been hooked ever since and now sam wants to stir inspiration in everyone else who thinks they’ll never run strictly for recreation.  sam looks a lot like pre to begin with, so he grew a sweet handlebar stache and we shot some pictures to capture the spirit of pre’s devotion to running.  i have to say that i’m on the “lateness and knives” program, but after hanging with sam and hearing his story it got me thinkin about hittin the pavement myself.  if you’d like some motivation to use your getaway sticks, sam will be holding meet-ups, races, fun runs and other cool stuff.  check out his site: www.preliveson.com.

 

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will sheridan likes dudes

i got a call from espn.com to shoot will sheridan.  will played basketball for villanova a few years ago and totally crushed it.  the story we were shooting for was him announcing to the world he’s gay.  and not like, “the flintstone’s song” kind of gay, but the “likes dudes” kind of gay.  actually,  he’s really happy – so i guess he’s both kinds of gay.  will is a rad guy – real fun, easy goin and super easy to shoot.  his new focus in life is music and he just released his first album, “ngoma.” the song “welcome to the jungle” is on ngoma and it’s been on loop in my head for the last 5 days.  he has more music that’s gonna drop in the fall, so be on the lookout.

to watch and read will’s interview on espn.com, click HERE

will’s TWITTER

will’s BLOG

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ryan dungey rules it

i got a call from YRB mag to do a very last-minute shoot with ryan dungey on the street in soho.  it was his first time in nyc and he seemed pretty hyped to be here.  dungey is pretty fancy on a dirtbike.  he slays every race he enters and his victory list wouldn’t fit on one of those 82 page nyc diner menus.  in fact, he became the first rookie in history to win both the premier supercross and national motocross titles in his inaugural season. to top it off, he led team USA to victory in the motocross of nations.  motocross of nations!  that sounds superbad, huh?  well that’s because it is.  and ryan crushed it.

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yoga and belly dancing

i got a voicemail from erin the night before we were supposed to shoot saying, “i’m having contractions today and i’m in a little pain, so i’m not sure how it’s going to work out for tomorrow…”  that was kinda scary.  but she ended up feeling better and we got some nice pictures.  but dude, that baby was ready to come out.  it was kinda rad because she was really still and it was pretty quiet on set, but she had a fully grown bundle of joy in her belly doing the Carlton Banks.

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if gumby was a super-hot girl, he would probably be kimberly snyder

i get a little de-motivated sometimes when i see somebody effortlessly do something that i know is crazy hard – but when i look at kimberly snyder do yoga it’s the exact opposite.  i’ve seen kimberly do yoga a few times, and i know the poses she does are crazy hard to do, but she makes them look so tranquil and smooth that it’s really inspiring and motivating.  like, it really makes me want to take time out of my day and do yoga.  most days, i get so busy and caught up in photography that my personal hygiene takes a hit, my fingernails get long and i forget to eat and blah blah… basically what i’m saying is that kimberly makes me want to find time that i don’t have and do something good for my skateboard-battered/horribly nourished body.  and speaking of nourishment, if you want to find out what kind of fuel she burns in her jet-fighter-like body, she shares her knowledge as a certified clinical nutritionalist in a health-and-beauty blog at kimberlysnyder.net.  somethin tells me that my daily dose of those extra dark “le petit ecolier” cookies (is anybody else addicted to these things like i am?) are scarce found on the pages.  but some tasty, less artery clogging options like cyan pepper immunity tea, kimberly’s raw pecan love pie, and banana soft serve with raw fudge sauce are all over that sucker.  plus there’s tips on how to keep your skin, nails, hair and pretty much your whole body healthy.  check it out.

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krissy drier

this is my second time shooting with krissy.  check out the first shoot HERE.  she wanted a couple new shots for her book, and i wanted a shot for my fitness book, so we made it happen.

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it was COLD

i think the running shot came out superbad. it was so cold i had to wrap krissy up in one of my big puffy jackets in between sets.

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shawn johnson

shawn was crazy easy to shoot.  i mean, most times i end up looking through the photos at the end of a shoot to see which ones are usable, then i make my selects from those.  but with shawn, every time the shutter opened it was a winner.  and that pretty much how it’s been for shawn lately – she just can’t stop winning.  she nailed down the gold on balance beam in the 2008 olympics in beijing (check out the standing backflip full twist at 2:07 – holy moly!) and just won dancing with the stars.  that’s pretty much a big deal.  especially when you have all that under your belt before 18.  when i was 18, i was living out of a VW bus eating little debbie snack cakes and drinking half-and-half out of the carton.

check shawn’s website HERE

and her twitter HERE

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