Summer 2015 has been one of the busiest in recent memory and I have adidas Uprising to thank for most of it. I've been the adidas social media photographer for three camps/tournaments in Dallas, Indianapolis and Long Beach, California, photographing some of the best high school basketball players in the country. My images have been featured on the adidas Uprising and adidas Hoops Instagram and Facebook pages, and on the adidas Uprising homepage. It's been great getting to know the adidas grassroots team and players this summer! More to come!
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 :)
The Brooklyn Nets kicked off the 2014-2015 season at the beginning of November, and I've been busy almost every week (and some weekends) since, shooting home games and events for the marketing and entertainment departments. Here are some of my favorite images from the season so far...
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...