Photographed Spartan Racer James Del Sordo for an inside spread in Fit Nation Magazine. James was great to work with and not afraid to get a little muddy in the studio for us. We made sure to use “manure free” organic mud.
The Spartan Race is a grueling endurance race that combines distance running with physical challenges such as mud, pools of ice, barbed wire, stinging electrodes and greased 15-foot walls.
Endurance racing is gaining widespread popularity with mainstream races the Spartan Race, Tuff Mudder and Warrior Dash, all competing for their share in the endurance fitness phenomenon.
I was commissioned by aerospace company Rockwell Collins to photograph a talented South Fort Myers High School senior Curtis Collins with a robot built by the school’s engineering program and sponsored by Rockwell Collins FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge program.
Rockwell Collins has a great story about Curtis and his mentors at this link: http://www3.rockwellcollins.com/csr/BuildingOurCommunities/EmployeeStories/
These images are part of a series I did for Florida Gulf Coast University’s Pinnacle Magazine on military veterans who are trying to return to civilian life as college students. It was incredible to hear their stories and struggles of how they are dealing with PTSD on a campus filled with younger students fresh out of high school.