It’s never a bad day at the office when you get to work with an Olympic Gold Medalist, World Record Holder, and good friend. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Ashton Eaton on a project for TrackTown USA. Right now, the project isn’t live to show you the final ad but we did take a bunch of additional images just for fun that I am allowed to show you:
Ashton was one of the first people I worked with when I was getting into photography and he’s definitely helped me get to where I am today. On set we were reminiscing about some of the old shoots and old track workouts we did when we were teammates. It led us to discussing how far we’ve come since then. I remember the first shoot I ever did with Ashton was this super janky setup in my apartment against some black fabric. It wasn’t anything special but it was the start of my career. And since that point, he’s gone on to win the Olympics, the World Championships and set World Records along the way. It was definitely one of those days where I couldn’t believe this is my job.
It was the perfect shoot to start winding down my time in Oregon. In March I’ll be moving to New York to pursue my photography in a larger market and be closer to some of my family. I’ve had a lot of amazing memories over the past 7 years and the transition from being a collegiate athlete to a photographer is a huge part of that. I’ve met so many amazing people like Ashton and all of my other college teammates, as well as, an amazing group of photographers (and friends) who I joined up with to create a collaborative with in Portland. It’s been an absolutely amazing experience but I’m ready for a new adventure.
I can’t wait to share all of the new photos that lie ahead!
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