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 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.
EA announced today that the cover of NCAA 12 will be determined by vote on Facebook. We were supposed to shoot all four players in Dallas just prior to Super Bowl, but that freak storm that hit the state kept a couple guys from making it out and caused us to pick up an additional day in LA the following week. All four players were great to work with and very enthusiastic about their shot at being on the cover.In addition to portraits of each player, we shot action photos for the game box that will be revealed with the announcement of the winner. I hope to have a behind the scenes video of the shoot up soon.
Here is a double page spread from GOLF this month. Steve is an amazing man that invented many golf items long before we heard of them. I love his 5 1/2 Iron, I want to get one for my bag!
Today is the release of Madden 11 featuring my photography of Drew Brees. Last night I received an email with these photos of a Limited Edition Xbox 360 that was made for the release. Guessing Drew is getting one of these! Here is the release tv spot that ran during last weekends Hall of Fame Game.
We have been working hard the past few months and one of the projects we can now talk about is our shoot with Wayne Gretzky for NHL Slapshot. We photographed Wayne and a couple of his kids for the game box and packaging. This new Wii game from EA comes with a hockey stick that holds the "Wiimote". Although I didn't get to challenge Wayne myself during the shoot, it was fun watching him checking the kids and zigging in a few slapshots. For some reason, I don't think I would have had a chance!
A special thanks to my assistants Alisal and Andrew who not only drove the gear from San Diego to LA for the shoot with Wayne, but drove that evening to Vegas for a shoot with Randy Couture the next day.
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
I am happy to announce my latest project with for EA Sports. I had the unique opportunity to shoot Randy Couture in Las Vegas and then travel to Stary Oskol, Russia to photograph Fedor Emelianenko. Both fighters were amazing to work with and provided us with some great content. Along with fellow Brooks Institute graduate, Jeff Wiant, we shot video for the game release trailer which was announced this week at E3. Jeff edited the piece complete with a custom soundtrack by Chris Hoffee. I have to say the Canon 7D and Mark IV HD video was a blast to shoot. I will be able to release more details from the shoot soon and include some behind the scenes footage and stills. Thanks for reading.