Haven't shot Crossfit in a bit and think I'm going through withdrawals. Time to get back on it.
Said it before, and I'll say it again, I love shooting Crossfit. Especially when your client wants to go 110% into a workout instead of just setting up shots. When an athlete is going for it, your images turn out much more authentic. Real effort. Real sweat. Real pain.
The "muscle-up" is a difficult exercise, requiring a lot of strength and practice. It's something I've photographed for a long time, but have never been satisfied with the result. It just didn't seem like you could convey what the athletes were doing with a single frame. So after a lot of thought, I decided that in-camera multiple exposure was the answer. It's the only way to show the whole movement and range of motion. Finally satisfied.
Shot on a Nikon D810 and lit with 5 strobes.
Deontay Wilder, the current Heavyweight boxing champion. Shot with him a while back in New Jersey for Everlast. Really great shoot. The client and crew were awesome. And i'd kill for this location everyday. Deontay gave a ton of energy. His punches were so quick and powerful, that it took a little bit to catch up with. The sound his gloves made when they hit the heavy bag was like a wrecking ball slamming into the side of a building. Can't imagine that being someone's face. Guess that's why he's the champ?