As a large fan of ESPN magazine, (truth be told my husband has the subscription, but I steal it because they have AMAZING sports photography), I was SO excited to get the call to work on their renowned Body Issue with Argentinian photographer, Paola Kudacki. Our athlete, Amy Purdy, (who I actually met many years ago on a shoot for Meningitis awareness), was our brave subject who bared all. Talk about not letting a disability get in the way of being a superstar, Amy has won multiple medals as a Paralympic snowboarder, but you probably know her as being a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.
The obvious thing that you’re probably wondering is, “What did you prop exactly?” Great question… I didn’t. Sometimes you get hired to provide things “just in case.” For this particular job, my only request was to get crash pads that are under Amy in case she took a spill from the aerobatic apparatus. This project was a nice break from my normal hustle and bustle, and a really fun experience to be part of. A big thanks to Howe Haus Productions for asking me to be part of the team.
You can watch a behind the scenes video of the shoot and learn more about Amy Purdy here.