As I mentioned in the first sneak peak post about out tatoo project, I am collaborating with Olivia Cabrera on a coffee table book featuring professional athletes, their tatoos and the stories behind them. The athletes that we had the chance to work with on our first round in Phoenix, AZ were amazing! One of the most comical things about the whole experience was the fact that I know NOTHING about professional sports. I never watch. SO….although these men are all very well known in the sports world, I had no clue who they were. For some reason, they all found this hilarious. While shooting, my questions were… “what sport do you play?” “do you run fast, or bat good, or what?” =) Regardless, the fact that I was not star-struck certainly allowed me to shoot without any nerves interfereing! Overall, the trip was super successful and so much fun! We certainly mixed business and good times as some of the athletes ended up joining us out on the town after the shoots! Stay tuned for more updates on our project! PS….Here is the list of our athletes- Matt Barnes (Phoenix Suns), Brian Anderson and Jermaine Dye (Chicago White Sox), Bill Hall (Milwakee Brewers), Ryan Sweeney (Oakland As), Justin Miller (San Fran Giants), Joey Gathright (Chicago Cubs) and Andy Sisco. ENJOY!!!
Justin Miller (San Fran Giants)
Jermaine Dye (Chicago White Sox)
Joey Gathright (Chicago Cubs)
Matt Barnes (Phoenix Suns)
Bill Hall (Milwakee, Brewers)
Brian Anderson (Chicago White Sox)
Ryan Sweeney (Oakland A’s)