When COVID-19 hit, we were inspired to continue to create imagery and tell stories in our community. As former news photojournalists, we felt it was important to go back to our roots and show how people were adapting, creating, and living in this new normal.
As former athletes — Tracy a competitive swimmer and David a soccer player — we couldn’t imagine how our former athlete-selves would have coped with losing out on months of training, and wanted to share athlete stories of persistence, dedication, adaptation, and creativity. We have been finding and photographing athletes for the past months, capturing how they’ve persisted throughout this time.
We’ve shot everything as a team with just the two of us, also doing all aspects of conceptualizing, producing, casting, and directing, finding real people talent with interesting stories and telling their stories in stills, motion, and audio. We’ve been careful to follow all social distancing and safety protocols throughout this project.