Watch buckets of water being thrown over Team Oracle USA in a surprise photo shoot

Jun 14, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Watch buckets of water being thrown over Team Oracle USA in a surprise photo shoot

Jun 14, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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While in Bermuda with a group of photographers recently, photographer Peter Hurley managed to land himself a tour of the Oracle Team USA compound while the team is over there training and preparing to defend their America’s Cup title.

The tour, arranged through friend and Oracle Team USA tactician, Andrew Campbell, turned into a surprise portrait shoot when it was brought up in conversation that they needed photos of the team.  What else was Peter to do?

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It’s strange seeing Peter outside of the studio, but you can see he’s just as comfortable shooting out on location, even at very short notice.

Most of the portraits are of the sort of variety we’d expect in a sports team headshot.

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Never one to be satisfied by ordinary, Peter told his assistants to start throwing buckets of water at them, specifically, two time America’s Cup winner Jimmy Spithill.

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If nothing else, it’s a pretty unique portrait, and the water offers a theme that very much fits the subject.

It’s things like this that fit in line with the Benjamin Von Wong video we shared yesterday about pushing yourself and your work.  Strive to do something different, and don’t just don’t stick with the “safe shots”.

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I mean, what’s the worst that could happen? Your subject gets a bit wet? Sure, or it could result in something pretty awesome.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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3 responses to “Watch buckets of water being thrown over Team Oracle USA in a surprise photo shoot”

  1. Ralph Hightower Avatar
    Ralph Hightower

    SHABANG! That’s awesome!

  2. Kay O. Sweaver Avatar
    Kay O. Sweaver

    Get the safe shots first. THEN go crazy. ;)

  3. Richard Jackson Avatar
    Richard Jackson

    Where is the gyro that helped them win the Americas Cup?
    That deservers to be photographed too…