Even though I had plenty of time to think about how I was going to do this project, I always seem to have extra photos let over. Editing photos is always a difficult thing to do, esp when they are your own.
These photos didn’t make the cut for one reason or another. It was just something about them that didn’t work IMHO. Wondering what I choose?
What do you guys think?
One day while on lunch I decided to walk around outside of my then office in NYC. The office is located on Astor Place and is surrounded by other media companies. Well, who do I happen to run into but Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds. He was doing promotions for a project that escapes me at the moment. He was coming out of the AOL offices and decided to stop to say hi to some fans. All I had with me was my Nexus 6, but as someone once said ‘the best camera is the one you have with you’.
I always noticed crowds of people and photographers gathering around the back entrance to AOL, but never did I think I would actually run into a celeb. Reynolds was very gracious with his time, signing autographs and posing for pics with as many people as possible. Even after his handlers were trying to reign him in, he insisted on just one more pic.
In case you didn’t know, Deadpool hits theaters today and early buzz says that it’s a pretty good movie. Here’s the trailer for your viewing pleasure and the red band one at that.
A full crew worked on maintaining the tracks on the 7 line at Queensboro Plaza.
Meet Jon Williams, Outdoor Sports Photographer and Filmmaker:
Jon’s passion for photography and video comes from his father’s influence as a professional photographer (Jeremy Williams) and he grew up surrounded by cameras and photos. The combination of this and living on the North Wales coast inevitably led to a love of outdoor sports and landscape photography which feature heavily in his portfolio. Jon graduated from the University of Bath in 2010 and has since done various work for companies including Apple, Red Bull, Sky Sports and N-Photo Magazine.
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For more info: www.jon-w.com
1. I took this photo of Team GB snowboarder Jamie Barrow on a University ski trip to Val Thorens in France. He was only 17 at the time and a rising star in the world of snowboard racing. We happened to be sharing a room on the trip and I could tell that he was not only a great snowboarder but he had a real passion for pushing his limits. I think Jamie liked this photo as we have been working together ever since and the projects I have done with him have really helped shape my career.
2. This is a photo I took of my younger brother Harry riding his mountain bike in North Wales where we grew up. I was very lucky to grow up here and I spent my childhood mountain biking and climbing in Snowdonia. I am at my happiest when I’m in the mountains, doing something active and ideally capturing it with my camera!
3. This is my dad, Jeremy, when he was about 25, holding his first SLR camera. He worked as a professional photographer for most of his 20s in London and I grew up surrounded by his cameras and photos. My dad particularly likes the technical side of photography – having a real understanding of the camera’s settings and the way it works. This appreciation for the technology behind photography has rubbed off on me and I’m proud to say I’m a big camera geek!
4. In late 2010 I’d graduated from University and was working in Australia as a forensic psychologist, doing photography only as a hobby. Whilst I was looking for an upgrade to my old Nikon D100, I came across this video of Chase Jarvis road testing the new Nikon D7000. I was instantly hooked on Chase’s YouTube channel and it’s fair to say his videos changed my life. Within a few months, I had bought the D7000, quit my job and was following my passion for photography and video.
5. My latest video was the biggest and craziest project I’ve worked on so far – I filmed snowboarder Jamie Barrow setting the world snowboard speed record with electric jet engines on St Moritz Lake in Switzerland. I filmed the majority of the video with my Nikon D7000 showing just how impressive the video mode is on this Nikon DSLR camera. The video has gone down very well on the internet thanks to some major websites picking it up and I’m really hoping it’ll mean I can continue to make these fun and interesting films in the future.
The Chicago Bears run onto the field at Wembley Stadium before the start of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011 as part of the annual NFL’s visit to London. The Bears would win by a score of 24-18 on a good ground game lead by Matt Forte. For more photos from the game check out the Daily Herald’s coverage here and to see what’s new with the Chicago Bears go here. Sorry Tampa fans, but this here is a Bears supporter, so do a web search for news about your club.