BRAUN: Olympians Doc Patton and Wallace Spearmon JR
Today, Friday the 13th, I had the huge honor of shooting two Olympic athletes, Doc Patton and Wallace Spearmon Jr. RIGHT before they left for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London the next day (SATURDAY!). We had just a sliver of time at the end of their last practice before they left so we were only allowed one lighting location. (I was also informed I had til the end of the day to put the behind the scenes video up or they would be in breach of contract with the US Olympic committee) The shoot was short and sweet but we had a blast! Both of these guys were so cool and willing to do what it took to make the project a success. Also Wallace gave me a “ride” in his geared up Nissan GTR! I’ve driven some pretty high end cars but this is the only one to let me know how Wylie Coyote felt strapped to that rocket. WOW.
GOOD LUCK GENTLEMEN WITH REPRESENTING OUR COUNTRY TO THE WORLD! WE THANK YOU! Be sure and tune in to watch these guys
For these images I wanted very strong images of each of these men. Both are in incredible shape so I wanted to show them in their domain.
Profoto 7b packs with Pro Heads.
Strip Boxes + Softbox
Canon 5d mk ii + 50 1.2L
PocketWizard plus ii + PocketWizard Mini TT1
Tethered into Lightroom 4
Processed with Nik Color Efex Pro 2, Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6
HUGE Thanks to my Team for working so hard to make this project such a success!