These images were created as part of a personal exploration of professional & amateur athletic training. Thanks to Benjamyn Smith for participating as our featured talent and to Matt DeBruycker for producing the shoot. We are looking forward to tracking down more athletes & adding to the collection. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating… please contact me at email@example.com To see more of our work with athletes… please visit www.jonathantimmes.com
Most of us acknowledge Chris Cooley as a fan favorite here in DC. Not only is the (6’3″ – 250lb) tight end admired for his talents on the field, he’s also revered as one of the Redskins more colorful characters and has earned the nickname “Captain Chaos” amongst his teammates.
These images were created at Cooley’s home in Leesburg, were he hosted the last day of production for the feature film, Ghosts Don’t Exist. To illustrate his involvement as an executive producer, we chose to photograph Chris hanging out amongst the crew’s grip truck & equipment.
A few days after production wrapped, we returned to his home to create the studio portrait. Although Chris was under the weather that morning, he was quite accommodating and patient as we put together this shot.