HOPE Match for Japan

Today I had the opportunity to shoot many of the stars of tennis playing a soccer match against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Some of the players for the tennis players were Novak Djockovic, Marcos Bagdatis, Fernando Verdasco, Davide Ferrer, Jurgen Meltzer, Feliciano Lopez, and Andy Murray.

Novak Djokovic Posing with Strikers Mascot

Marcos Baghdatis, voted the team’s most valuable player, and Andy Murray scored goals for the ATP World Tour Allstars, which was captained by World No. 2 Novak Djokovic. A total of 17 ATP World Tour stars took part including World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

The charity match raised funds for the American Red Cross’ relief efforts in Japan, which has been effected by a recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami crisis. The match was followed by a gala dinner which also sought to raise funds.

ATP World Tour Allstars

Starting XI
Novak Djokovic (captain)
Kei Nishikori
Feliciano Lopez
Juan Monaco
Richard Gasquet
Viktor Troicki
Andy Murray
Marcos Baghdatis
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jurgen Melzer
Gasquet’s physio (goalkeeper)

Alexandr Dolgopolov
Potito Starace
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
David Marrero
Fernando Verdasco
Rafael Nadal
David Ferrer

New Additions to My Junkyard Series

I have been doing this “Junkyard Series” for 20 years. I do additions to the series when I find great locations and/or great models as muses. As the title implies, I do the series in dirty and often times strange locations which are unacceptable and one would rarely find fantastically sexy and beautiful people in. I love the contrasts not only in the people but in the elements of the location. If anyone knows of other locations I could do more of these in please let me know. Otherwise I will be looking everywhere. Please see my other work for the series at my main website. This talented muse is Jade Perkins! What a gorgeous creature!!!

Jade Perkins New Model Test for Next Model Management in Miami Beach

Thursday and Friday I had the pleasure of photographing one of Christian’s newest model, Jade.

Jade in Amy Elise Swimwear

Her agency is Next Management on Miami Beach. She is a beautiful and funny girl with whom I have seen socially several times. We had a great fun making these beautiful images. Thursday our day was fraught with trouble starting with the bad weather which included a tornado touching down not far from us as we were shooting on Virginia Key. Having much trouble with the wind as well as color temperature to the lack of contrast in the light.

All I can say is thank God for digital as it saved our day. Otherwise we would have had to pack it up. Starting with swimsuits and moving on to nudes, the images were sensual and beautiful. Jade is very refreshing as her energy is boundless and her sense of humor makes a long day seem seemingly short.
We will definitely be shooting many more times.