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Last month, the city was buzzing as athletes, celebs, and "influencers" of all kinds, arrived for the NBA's All Star Weekend and NYC Fashion Week. I found myself on the All Star side of things, shooting for adidas along side fellow shooters and friends, Kelly Kline and Emily Ramsier. Kelly and Emily just opened up a new studio in my old stomping grounds of Atlanta, GA. It was great to see them again and work together. I was also working with NYC photographer, Michel Leroy who was taking some awesome portraits throughout the weekend. It was a solid All Star crew!
I spent most of the weekend in the adidas VIP media suite in Soho, photographing musicians, artists, and even some ESPN anchors as they got a first glimpse at adidas' new apparel and footwear. Some were even lucky enough to walk away with their own exclusive adidas gear:
When I wasn't in the suite, I was shooting around the city at player appearances like this one with the Portland Trail Blazer's Damian Lillard:
It was a crazy weekend, but so fun to work with such a great team of photographers. Here was our group photo taken on Michel's set at the end of the last day. Hopefully I see this crew next year in Toronto :)
Tonight is the regular season home opener for the Brooklyn Nets, which means I'll be spending a lot of time at The Barclays Center in the coming weeks. Season tickets court side? Close! I'm working with the Nets' entertainment and marketing departments to capture new images in and around Barclays. These are fun, hectic nights and I definitely get my cardio in dashing around the arena getting the shots I need. Looking forward to the start of another season! Go Nets!
Some images from the first two pre-season games...