I have recently picked up my 100% project, showcasing athletes from all walks of life that dedicate 100% to their sport.
It is such an exciting project as the diversity of subjects is extraordinary and great for creativity. Giving yourself a challenge and a brief at the same time.
The project is an ambitious one, shooting both stills and film at the same time. I have the help of Ross a seasoned videographer shooting alongside me capturing the elements matching the photography, to show as a final promotional video for each athlete.
Recent shoots have included Robert Oliver a paralympian aiming for Rio2016 in the Paracanoe. This is the first year it will be at the games and Rob is set for UK gold.
Leigh Newton is a Muay Thai boxer from Peterlee. The first time I met Leigh was for a commission and she turned up with a sports bag full of belts. She is a one to watch in the future.
Also, we have been shooting Jenny Todd, Britain’s Strongest Woman. This girl is amazing. It is a delight to work with her from our numerous visits, and we have one more to go with the impressive truck pull.
The project continues with more athletes on the road to Rio. More to come soon as we work on the final edit’s of the video’s.