My friend, Junior agreed to be my first model for my “Everyday Athlete” portfolio! These photos were actually taken during the summer and we really had some fun with these. Before I shot Junior I didn’t really have any direction in terms of where I wanted the project to go, and to some degree still don’t. It’s just something fun that I like to do and when you have friends that are willing why not take advantage of them! 🙂
Junior is an accomplished runner and triathlete, so I figured he’d want to pose by some of that gear, instead he opted for his other favorite sport Stand Up Paddling. The Newport Beach Back Bay was the perfect area to take pictures and also partake in a little SUP after the shoot! I think the best part for me other than taking the photos was when the fish would jump out of the water directly in front of my paddle board! Not only that, but the beautiful scenery the area has to offer in the heart of an urban area is pretty incredible.
If you are anyone you know might be interested in being in my “Everyday Athlete” project please let me know!