So I found myself today in a locker room, with just a football coach, explaining the "portrait sweats."
It was good though, we had some good conversation, and it was really nice getting some insight into what it is like to be a football coach, going to the championship game for the first time, and in Utah County, where the athletes are very loyal and devoted to their sport.
But I was looking for ideas for this portrait when I happened to come across Patrick Smith's old work on his blog from when he worked here. It kicked me in the ass a little bit, so I wanted to put some extra work into this portrait, even if it didn't turn out well, I wanted to try really, really hard.
SO. We have these really sketchy, homemade strip lights that are built with overhead fluorescent lights on 7 foot 2x4s, stuck in a Home Depot bucket filled with concrete. They each way about 50 or 60 lbs.
So after tearing them out of the concrete, wiggling them into my little sedan, I dragged them out to the football field in three stages. Then as practice was ending I found out the locker room was "See where those lights end way down there? Down some stairs after that is the new locker room."
So I put everything back in my car, and dragged everything back out to the locker room and set this up.
Thanks for looking,