Posts Tagged gold medal

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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bmx king dave mirra

’bout 10 years ago these two dudes opened up a bike/skate park near my hometown in wilmington, nc called eastwood. one of the guys was don – he could do backflips on a scooter (and not a stupid razor scooter, but the real deal, big-boy scooters); and the other guy was dave, a nice guy who completely destroyed the park on his bike. and that was that. for weeks, maybe 6 weeks, he was just dave – some really nice random destroyer.  turned out that his name was dave mirra, and it turned out that dave mirra was a huge name in the bmx world. and it turns out that 10 years later his name is even huge-er. so when we met up for our shoot, we had a little reminisce-session about yesteryear and the old eastwood park in wilmington. it was good to catch up and i’m glad that dave is still destroying it.

check out dave’s site HERE

dave was telling me that he was doing rally car races now and showed me pictures of his car.

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