510 and Peyton Manning

Last night Peyton Manning broke the all time passing  touchdown record with 510 TD passes! I watched it as did millions of other people.

I thought back to May of 1998, Orlando Florida. The NFL had brought  the rookie class down to show them off to the media. I was working with Allsport ( now Getty Images ) and we had set up about 4 or 5 photo stations for the rookies to come thru. There was a lot of other media there too, the AP, all the card companies ( it was 1998 ) etc. We had a shot set up on the field with large cushions that the rookies would be diving onto, a locker room shot, etc. Just trying to get as many different looks as we could. I set up in large room and my style was to be a more dramatically lit shot. My station was the last shot of the day for the guys. The started rolling thru, a pretty good crowd of rookies including Andre Wadsworth, Jacquez Green, Takeo Spikes, Tim Dwight, Tony Simmons, Jason Peter, Ryan Leaf and Peyton Manning. The guys were all really cool and fun until Ryan Leaf came in. He couldn’t have been more difficult to work with and still stands as one of my worst shoots ever. Peyton came last and couldn’t have been a better dude. We took a lot of photos and chatted and had a blast. I wished him a great season and that was that. As he was leaving he remembered that he had brought along an autographed photo of his dad, in case anyone wanted to photograph him with it. Um, yes, yes Peyton I do. We took a couple of more shots and he then said, ‘Hey, would you like this photo?” Again, um, yes, yes Peyton I would!

Congratulations to Peyton Manning!

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Tear sheet Thursday

Today is Tear Sheet Thursday!

I did a shoot for Adweek at Boxman Studios of their CEO David Campbell here in Charlotte. Boxman Studios does some amazing things with shipping containers. That’s it, thetas what they do! They build pop up lounges and stores and interactive displays for clients like Samsung, Nike and Hyundai. Some of them electricity, plumbing charging stations, etc. Of course all of this stuff also means that some of them have bars built into them! I enjoyed seeing the warehouse where all the magic takes place and all the containers in the different a stages of construction from raw to finished.

Here is the webpage and a couple of outtakes!

 

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David Campbell CEO of Boxman Studios. Photographed at the Boxman Studios studio on September 16th 2014. Photographs by Peter Taylor. David Campbell CEO of Boxman Studios. Photographed at the Boxman Studios studio on September 16th 2014. Photographs by Peter Taylor.

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Fly fishing in the Unicorn Valley, a new video

I needed a break. I had been busting my hump for a few months and needed to fish in a beautiful space with big skies. I called Ben and said ‘Hey, can I come fish with you at you favorite secret spot?’ He said ‘Sure come on!’ I then said ‘Maybe we can make a video?’ Can’t keep my mouth shut, can I. And we did. We filmed for 3 days. Ben fished most of the time, I fished here and there ( I did get to fish for a couple of days after filming ) and we made a pretty cool video. No screaming logos, no one shouting about their ‘insert brand name’ rod, just a good story about a good friend and his spot. And a big fish.

 

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#lambstock, part 2

I worked on a little video for one day while at Lambstock. It was raining as it does, and did. I was limping from an ankle injury. But all in all, I think it turned out pretty nice and that I captured a piece of what Lambstock is. As Sean says, it really is hard to define.

 

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Lambstock 2014 part 1

Finally getting around to a few images from Lambstock 2014. While editing the images,  noticed I had a lot of sequences and thought I would play around with them and make some GIF’s. I clearly am avoiding any real work successfully!output_QRvoEW

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