Thursday, September 16, 2010

the baby on the field...


Awesome awesome awesome....thats how i feel when i see my phone ring and the first three numbers are 515....because that means that ESPN magazine is calling me for an assisngment!! always excited to work for them, and this job was no different..the story was about "the birth of a college football team", about a major college (georgia state) starting a football team from scratch. When Catriona called she told me about the story idea, and how they wanted to shoot a baby on the field sitting on a football tee. It was a great assignment for sure, so we talked about how it would come together and figured it out all before hand...the first thing we did was cast, and that was a blast as i love babies...we had about 40 babies show up for the casting, and they were all so good and so perfect, but we settled on 4 to shoot in the studio. THe little guy that made the cover was named Jared, and he was definitely my fav, as he had the very young but wise old man look...So, we spent a day in the studio shooting babies, then the next day went to a football field and i shot a bunch of "plates" of the field (plates is photo jargon for piece of the overall finished image)....then I shot some skies, and then i went back to a shoot i did last year of a football player on a football field and we pulled the white lines from that shot. it's all getting so complicated these days and conceptual, you really have to think in a non linear way these days on shoots....anway, like i said at the beginning, awesome awesome awesome....had a great time, love the cover, very happy and hope i see 515 on my phone again soon!!!

1 comment:

Eric Doggett said...

That's a great shot, Nathaniel!