Just prior to Kris Bryant being picked as Major League Baseball's #2 pick by The Cubs, we had the chance to catch up with him for a portrait at USD during his final days as a Torero.
More to come in a couple of weeks about our shoot with Leo Messi in Barcelona. EA is starting to share some of our work!
EA Sports unveiled its new cover for Madden 25 of Adrian Peterson. Barry Sanders won the cover vote this year, taking honors for the covers of Xbox 360 and PS3.
We shot the cover and campaign photos in NYC a couple months ago and have had to keep the shoot under wraps. I first photographed Adrian for Upper Deck when he was a rookie for one of his trading cards. It is great to see him become such an icon.
We are thrilled to once again have been selected to collaborate with EA Sports for the cover for NCAA Football 14. Voted in as the cover athlete by the fans was Denard Robinson from Michigan. We spent the day with Denard at the EA headquarters in Florida for the shoot. Denard is not only a talent on the field, but a class act to work with.
Congrats to Oscar Pistorius for making it to London. We photographed Oscar for Ossur and got to see him first hand in action. Oscar, thanks for your inspiration and best of luck in the Olympics.
Nice to see Kerry have his final walk off the mound be at Wrigley today. This photo was taken during Spring Training for Upper Deck. Was I crazy shooting 4x5 for trading cards?
I was very saddened to hear the news about Junior today. He was one of the first professional athletes I photographed when I moved to San Diego in the early 90's and my athlete portraits have hung in his Mission Valley restaurant since it opened. Junior had a wonderful smile and was always a pleasure to have in the studio, he will be missed.
Here is a video of our shoot at Baylor with Robert Griffin III.
I shot the new cover of LAVA in San Diego with triathlete Heather Jackson. Always nice to see an art director use the photos well and let the images speak.
Congrats to Abby Wambach and the USA team, great finish yesterday! Here are a couple of frames I shot of her at The Home Depot Center for Backpacker Magazine.
I have been working with The Challenged Athletes Foundation for many years shooting portraits and events. A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of photographing Bill Walton and CAF athlete, Scout Bassett, together in my studio. These images will be used to promote CAF's annual Million Dollar Challenge, a 620-mile bike ride from San Francisco to San Diego from October 16-22. http://www.challengedathletes.org/compete/MDC_2006.htm
Scout is currently a student at UCLA where Bill led The Bruins to National Titles in 1972 and 1973. They both are avid cyclist and each have custom made bikes by Holland. To learn more about CAF, Scout and how you can help CAF, please visit http://www.challengedathletes.org/ You will be inspired!
Scout Bassett and Bill Walton
Today EA announced that Drew Brees won the cover contest hosted by Doritos. We shot the cover for the second year in a row. Drew was amazing to work with, a true pro on set for our two day shoot which included not only the cover, but the "In Game" intro movie. Special thanks to Uncle Mark for producing, The San Diego Production Center for your great crew, EA for trusting me with this amazing opportunity and my studio staff for busting it out once again. Here are some "Behind the Scenes" videos from the shoot.
Times Square Billboard
EA just posted a video of our cover shoot with Tim Tebow for the cover and marketing images for NCAA 11. More details and images to come after the draft. A special thanks to the EA creative team and Tim for a fun and memorable day.
March 22, 2010 issue of Sports Illustrated
Check out SI this week. I shot the double page spread portrait for the opener of the Kendry Morales story. The compelling words of Ben Reiter discuss Morales, his Cuban roots and his 12 attempts to flee the island in search of a new life in America. A special thanks to Nate Gordon at SI for calling me up for Spring Training!
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