Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This is the second time that we "shot" Bobby Simmons. The last time we were in a conference room full of people at the Javits Center. We shot there because he had been upstairs signing autographs for the food company that he helps out. This time we set up in a tiny locker room at the Nets home offices. 1/2 a white seamless gave me a head start for stripping him off the background. Bobby is amazing! He actually remembered me (sports stars usually don't pay attention to the photographer), the date we last worked together and remained patient and kind for this second shoot. We covered every possible pose and now we can match Bobby to Ahmad and Leon (the foot-ball players) in a series of ads and billboards. By the way, Bobby is actually palming the basketball. No Photoshop needed there!