When I was asked to do a studio-type photo shoot for the Crossroads City Derby, I thought “That’s sounds ridiculously fun!”
I would get a chance to capture the larger-than-life personalities of the skaters (c’mon–they have their own cheering sections at bouts; little girls dress up like them), as well as the refs, volunteers, coaches and members of the board. It was a great chance to meet all the people outside what is typically a chaotic bout setting.
I loaded up the gear, headed to Dickerson’s Barn and experienced one of the hottest photo shoots I’ve been to–it also turned out to be the funnest I’ve had.
As you can see, this gregarious bunch of gals were willing to ham it up for the camera and their willingness to be creative made it easy to forget the heat. There were so many great subjects; Racky Balboa, Jenny Jolts, Barbie Bombshell, Biffy Saint Marie–there are too many to name.
It was also pretty cool to see the skaters without all the gear and the game faces on. I didn’t even recognize Hearno Evil (also a great model). I had to do a double take when I saw her (see her in action here).
Much thanks to the mighty Erika S. Trauma for the big assist and all the girls that helped me load up!
Thanks guys, I look forward to the next one!