Photo of the Week
Tanner warming up with a 3 during “The Nomadic Statuary Project” shoot in Snowpark, New Zealand. Produced with chicken wire, quick pour concrete, cinder blocks, and paper mache; the statues ranged from 6-12 feet in height (1.8 – 3.6 meters) and were extremely heavy and delicate to move. Thanks to some 12 hour days put in by our art director, we were able to produce each statue in a friends’ garage, drive them up to the hill, and arrange snowmobile transportation from there. It’s difficult to tell from the shot, but many of the sculptures were mangled during transport and had to be carefully positioned to avoid exposing the damaged areas. With the help of our athletes, the statues produced a unique feel to the catalog and photos this season and we couldn’t be happier with the result.
Athlete: Tanner Hall
Location: Snowpark, NZ / September 2012
Photo: Chris O’Connell
Concept/ Art Direction: Mackel Vaughn