Haven't posted in a while on here. Figured I'd start to reinvolve myself here on the forum.
OK! SO I'm pretty excited to introduce to you guys my series that I have been sitting on for SEVEN months! I am insanely proud of this entire series and the work that our team put into shooting these.
I guess I will start with a little back story before I jump right in. Last summer, I came across a thread on this forum with a series of photos by a Portland based photographer named Jimmy Hickey. If you checked out the thread you will see that the series was of senior standouts (senior superlatives, whatever you want to call them hahaha. The photos that go into the yearbook for the senior class) that he shot for his high school. I was INSANELY inspired by these and knew right that instant that I wanted to do the same for my senior class. In previous years, the senior standouts (I'm just going to call the SS from here on in haha) had been shot by a local studio on a white background using the corniest props ever, blah blah blah. I was determined that my senior class would have awesome SS photos. So with that in mind, we assembled a team of photographers to get the photos done. The team consisted of myself, Stephen Alfon (he never updates his Flickr, Cody Hanson, Robert Torres, and Chloe Heath (has a pretty dope 365 project going and is a good friend. Go scope her work!). Anyways, we got together for like 3 straight weeks before the day of the shoot to make sure that every single idea was 100% planned out and ready to rock on the day of the shoot. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, we had to shoot all 21 categories on ONE day haha. Nerve racking. So anyways, with our plans all ready to rumble, and the gear of like 7 photographers borrowed, we were ready to go!
Anyways, now for the photos
Chaparral MVP: Xiang
This is probably one of my favorite from the series. Xiang is absolutely gorgeous and a BOSS athlete. She led the varsity cross country team and ran varsity track for long distance. She is another person that is a good friend and I shoot with often. Cool beans.
Chaparral MVP: Xiang by jackstrutzphoto, on Flickr
Chaparral MVP: Antoine
This category is for the two top athletes at our school (duh). This is Antoine Arnold, star wide receiver of the Chaparral Puma football team. Guy is frickin 6'3" but is as quick as someone half that size. He is the ranked nationally as number 39 at his position.
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Chaparral MVP Antoine by jackstrutzphoto, on Flickr
Most Likely to Be Found on the Cover of Vogue
This was definitely one of my favorite photos of the day. We borrowed a red carpet from another high school in our area and then I had the idea of having a bunch of people come from the photography class at our school to make it look like they were being attacked by the paparazzi while coming to some red carpet premier.
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Most Likely to Be Found on the Cover of Vogue by jackstrutzphoto, on Flickr
This was one of the more difficult shoots of the day. The girl in the photo wasn't working with Cody and Stephen and was making things hard to accomplish. In the end though, I am pretty happy on what came out of the shoot. Our original idea involved the librarian in between the two shushing them but we decided to switch it up and use this cool lookin hallway.
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Most Outspoken by jackstrutzphoto, on Flickr
Bestest Best Friends: Nick and Torin
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Bestest Best Friends Nick and Torin by jackstrutzphoto, on Flickr
Bestest Best Friend: Nina and Korissa
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Bestest Best Friends: Nina and Korissa by jackstrutzphoto, on Flickr
For this one, the other team of photographers (we split our team up into two teams) did a frickin great job on accomplishing it. Andy is a total math wiz so he really wanted to have his calculus book in the photo and Nina is one of the biggest Harry Potter fans EVER so she is holding all the Harry Potter books in chronological order.
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Bookworm by jackstrutzphoto, on Flickr
For this one, we wanted to really show case the complete unpredictablness (making up words like a boss) of the two in the photo. So I came up with the idea of shooting a composite photo where the subjects would be doing a bunch of different random crap hahah.
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Most Unpredictable by jackstrutzphoto, on Flickr