We circled the globe and spent nearly all of last year shooting print ads for NIke 6.0 to match the new NIke JUST DO IT campaign that just launched. It was an incredible set of shoots to be a part of. I typically work with a pretty tight crew, so this was quite the experience to be on a set that was 30 people deep at times.
We ended right here in my backyard with the Wake shoot where I was able to shoot both apparel and the action images. We used a mixture of strobes and a healthy grip of hot lights (several 20K’s and a 9 light Maxi-brut).
It was an all-nighter. But despite the long day and large production…everyone killed it. Thanks to all the riders and the whole crew involved. It was a shoot for the history books.
Transworld Wake hosted the first annual Devise and Conquer wakeskate creative contest. I had to use “contest” for lack of better description, but it was much more than that. Each team was given 4 days and limited budget to conceptualize, build and shoot an idea that was to be shown in photos and a 5 minute edited video. It was modeled after the highly acclaimed “Skate and Create” that is hosted by Transworld Skateboarding every year. The winners are awarded the cover of the magazine and bragging rights for the next year.
We had one hell of a good time working on this project together. Anything that can push you to use the right side of your brain is a good exercise in my book. I’m really proud of the Obscura guys….they had an idea, presented it, and saw it through to the end.
Spoiler Alert: Obscura won.
Hats off dudes. I am honored to have been part of the team.
Thanks to whole crew:
Builders / Support / Friends
The mag just dropped last week and you can check out the article in there. But here’s a bonus gallery to see little bit more of what went down…
This is Mandee Marie. She’s a singer / songwriter. She’s good. We had fun. It was hot outside.
the clean up. This is the only day that yields far fewer smiles than the days previous. But, as Dr. Suess always said…
“Don’t cry that it’s over, SMILE because it happened.”
10 photos a day for 10 days. Thanks for taking that trip with us.
The “guest” issue… Happy people we found along the way.
got a day behind. But, hey, I’d be lucky to even remember what day it is at this point. We’re pretty deep in the rabbit hole of happiness.
halfway there. still happy.