ATHLETES, PEOPLE

Melissa Hollingsworth

Melissa Hollingsworth

Mellisa Hollingsworth

Olympic Skeleton

• Silver medal at the 2011 World Cup.• Bronze medal at the Turin 2006 Olympics.• First overall in the 2009-10 World Cup.• Third in the Austria 2009-10 World Cup.• Second in the St. Moritz, Switzerland 2009-10 World Cup.• First in the Königssee, Germany 2009-10 World Cup.• Third in the Cesana, Italy 2009-10 World Cup.• Second in the Winterberg, Germany 2009-10 World Cup.• Sixth in the Altenberg, Germany 2009-10 World Cup.• First in the Lake Placid 2009-10 World Cup.

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Lauren Woolstencroft

Lauren Woosltencroft

Lauren Woolstencroft

Paralympic Alpine Skier

Known as the Paralympic Winter Games “Golden Girl”, she was born without legs below the knee and no left arm below the elbow • Five gold medals at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics • One gold and one silver medal at the Turin 2006 Paralympics • Two gold and one bronze medal at the Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympics • IPC Paralympic Sport Awards 2007 Best Female Athlete.

 

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Jaime Walton

Jaime Walton

Jaime Walton

Boxer

Heavyweight boxer at 225 pounds • Four wins, three draws and two losses.

 

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Amanda Morley

elite athlete Amanda Morley

Amanda Moreley

Olympic Bobsledder

Four world start records during 2003-2004 • Big 12 Conference Champion Women’s Weight Throw • Two-time U.S. Canadian National Team Push Athlete during 2008-2010 • Turin 2006 Olympic team alternate • Vancouver 2010 Olympic team alternate.

 

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Jamie Gregg

Jamie Gregg

Olympic Long Track Speed Skater

Silver medal in the 2011 World Cup • Eighth in the 500m Vancouver 2010 Olympics • First in the 500m and eighth in the 1000m for the Canadian 2009-2010 season • Bronze medal in the 500m Calgary 2009 World Cup • Distance championships and fifteenth in the overall World Cup standing in the same distance • Eight top-ten performances on the 2008-2009 World Cup Circuit • Ranked first in Canada in the 500m for the 2008-2009 season • Won the overall 500m on the 2007 Canada Cup Circuit

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Sarah Reinersten

Sarah Reinertsen

Paralympian and Motivational Speaker

• World records in the 100m, 200m and 400m in her division (T42).• Youngest member of the US Paralympic Team at the Barcelona 1992 Olympics.• Completed seven marathons (NYC 1997, 1998; LA 1998, 1999; Millennium New Zealand 2000; London 2002; and Boston 2004).• World record in the half marathon (2:12) and the marathon (5:27) for above-knee amputee women.• Seventh place in the 2006 The Amazing Race 10. • Featured in a 2007 ad campaign for the Lincoln MKZ.• Pictured partially nude in the October 2009 ESPN the Magazine’s body issue.

 

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Christopher Chandler

Christopher Chandler

Track and Field

USA 200m champion • Two-time Big 12 champion • 2000 Midwest Athlete of the Year.

 

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Washboard Abs & Fashion

You know when someone tells you that they’re a personal trainer and you can’t help but think… “That’s nice, but why would I train with someone who’s 20 lbs over weight? It’s like getting a haircut from someone with a mullet.” Well this obviously isn’t the case with Hannah. Trust me, this lady knows her stuff and if you’re willing to put the work in (she’s very good at kicking your butt) you might just get abs like hers. She smiles the whole time and, by the way, will look more hot/fashionable in her gym clothes than most people look on the street. She actually holds a degree in fashion and designed for Narcissist clothing for a few years.

While she has you doing burpees and lunges across the gym floor, she’ll be entertaining you with tales from Aerial silks class or hosting Japanese talk shows. She’s extremely passionate, committed and caring. If you happen to be looking for a trainer I highly recommend Hannah.  She does privates and also teaches like a million classes.

check her out here:
http://hannah-fitness.com/

 

Photography geek note:

Lately I’ve been having a little back issue, so I’ve taken to leaving the heavy studio lights and opting for my Quantum QFlash. For one thing, It’s a lot more compact and less wight to lug around. It also has a small soft box that I love. On this particular shoot, Hannah was standing in a hallway and I used the opposite wall as an enormous bounce; I love doing this. The first thing I do when I scout a location is evaluate the ambient light and surfaces like walls and ceilings that will make for great reflectors or diffusers.  This works best with neutral coloured walls, unless you’re getting creative. In the last image she’s standing at the top of a stairwell and balancing on the railings (seriously not recommended for the average model). I placed my quantum at the bottom of the stairs and back-lit the heck out of her. The wall behind me acted as a fill light and with proper exposure we get these results. There’s a lot of flare that I really like and seems to be in style now. If you wanted to set up a similar shoot but eliminate the flare, you could use fabrics, flags and Cinefoil (really expensive black aluminum foil) to flag off the light until you get the effect you want.

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A Bouquet From Vancouver Island

When I go for a walk with my macro…

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TYPO #11

“Sometimes someone will call and ask to speak to the mechanic. I’ll say that I can pass along the message. And then he’ll say ‘Let me speak to the man.”

Sandy Spicer, owner and operator of Nic’s garage

Thanks so much to Nic’s Garage, Rebecca, Randall, Amelia and Matilda!

This is the last TYPO from the 2011 series. Thank you to everyone involved.

I’m still working on next year’s show and  looking for real life scenarios. Does anyone know a hard core biker dude who’s a tea fiend? How about a vegetarian Ultimate fighter?