As many of you know, I've been doing Crossfit for about 5 months now. Some call it a cult. Others say it's bad for you. Then there's the folks who do it and believe it's the best form of fitness there is and become addicted.Regardless of what you think about it, it's by far the hardest thing I've ever done every time I do it. That's a life lesson. Greatness shouldn't be easy. Yet, that seems to be the way we want to approach everything these days. How can we make this easier? I get trying to be more productive and more effective but in the end, being badass at anything is hard. Crossfit is hard. Crossfit hurts. At the beginning of each class I have a moment with myself and usually murmor the words "what the hell? There's no way I can this!" Then at the end of class, I go "holy shit! I just did that!" Talk about motivating! Now that my raving for the sport is done I can get to the point. Those of you that follow my blog may remember a post recently about knocking on doors instead of waiting for the right clients to show up. This photo shoot with NW Crossfit was me knocking on Jake Platt's (owner of NW Crossfit/badass/entrepreneur) door. He gave me a location, some athletes and free reign to do what I want. I approached this with Nike/Reebok in mind. I wanted dark and edgy photos to show athleticism and fitness with some badassness sprinkled in there. I was hoping for around 20 images. I ended up with 52 edited images! I'm so glad I put this together. I have a ton of ideas for future shoots and a couple ideas for some video commercials.
It's been a while since I've been excited for photography. This shoot sparked everything I love about taking photos though. I got so gitty when reviewing each image. This is the kind of work I want to do. So, this will be the work I start shooting. It's pretty simple.
Here's my favorite shots from the shoot. If you're looking to shape up for summer or you want to become a badass, check out NW Crossfit or stop by one of the three locations in Greenlake, Ballard or Bellevue.