For the past few months, we have been working with our associate and business partner, Rick Chapman, photographing athletes who have previously won an ESPY award. Unlike many conventional photographs of athletes, Rick captures the real character and personality of these celebrities. The end result of this project, called The ESPY Collection, will be a limited series of signed, matted fine art prints which will be auctioned. All proceeds from this project will be split between The V Foundation and the athletes chosen charity. The first version of The ESPY Collection was completed in 2001, where Rick photographed athletes such as Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Derek Jeter, Jack Nicklaus and Shaquille O'neil. Traveling around the country with Rick and photographing these sports legends has truly been an honor and we feel blessed to have Rick in our lives. Please visit his website to check out his great imagery.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
We were privileged to be invited to photograph a gathering of gourmet food celebrities from the bay area. Some of the guests included Bill Niman, Bruce Aidells, Sara Vivenzio, Kimberly Jackson. The event was hosted by Thomas Odermatt from RoliRoti and produced by Tony Wessling of Wessling Creative Group. The event featured Niman Ranch meats, Aidells sausage, cheese from the Cheese School of San Francisco and JAX supplied the wine. What a feast! It was so delicious and the company was its equal. We would do this again in a heartbeat. Here are a few choice images from the day.