On Monday I had the pleasure of shooting the Washington Wizards Gilbert Arenas for the cover of the 4th issue of SET Magazine. Everything went down at his home in northern Virginia. We had a great concept to shoot some environmental portraits outside of his house & with his cars. But the day took an unexpected turn when his coach was fired!! So the whole crew was in limbo just chilling at his house for about 6 hours while Gilbert was in team meetings and media interviews. A special thanks to Gilbert's fiance Laura who entertained us all day! The G-man finally got home about 8:30 in the evening!!! Despite the stress of the day, Gilbert was a great subject. We had him decked out in several great suits... as well as a bare chested tattoo look for the ladies! The issue hits the shelf in about a month!
It's very rewarding to see the end product of a photoshoot. Case and point, the Under Armour website dedicated to Brandon Jennings which just launched this week. The creative team and UA did an amazing job on the site, I'm so proud of it! All of the photos are from the marathon shoot in Italy about 8 weeks ago...plus a few personal photos from Brandon. The site allows fans to follow Mr. Young Money while he is in Rome, Italy playing for Vitrus Roma. Enjoy the site! Underarmour.com/wheninrome
Ya know.... it's crazy what you can find on the internet! I was told ESPN was doing a 30 minute special on the Elite 24 to run on ESPN U sometime this fall. At least that is what they told me when they wanted to get footage during my marathon shoot the night before the game. Come to find out they also put a clip together from just the shoot itself! Click HERE to check it out The Elite 24 game at Rucker Park in NYC is a one of kind high school basketball game that features the top 24 players in the country. I not only shot the game, but had the task of shooting all 24 players in their Elite 24 uniform and their high school uniform... and I had three hours to do it! It was a lot of work in a tiny hotel room in NYC... but we got some great photos including two covers. Enjoy!