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Sports photograph with a disabled athlete

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 by in Sports |

This image was shot for Access magazine, a publication focused on disability issues. We shot numerous covers with different models to cover a whole range of angles from a glossy corporate look through to this gritty sports image. The key thing for me was to show off that amazing leg, I’m told it cost over ¬£16,000, so the crouching position was great for this.

I added the ground texture and smoke in post production to give the background some subtle interest. The background and all black Nike clothing made a good match for the technology of the artificial leg and gave the final image a futuristic feel that I really liked.

Photography: Oliver Suckling at CliQQ
Model: Jack Eyers

Hair and makeup: Roisin Donaghy

ISO 100, 85mm, f/11, 1/160 sec

Disabled athlete

Disabled athlete standing