I had a couple of assignments that involved tattooing recently. The first was to shoot Vince Neil Ink for a feature in Mountain Bike Magazine. The second was to photograph Mario Barth's Biggest Tattoo Convention on Earth for The Las Vegas Weekly. The Strip world and the tattoo world seem to be two places that work well together. I enjoyed meeting the tattoo artists and managed to resist the temptation to get a tattoo of my own.
Here are some recent photos of Olympic high jumper Vashti Cunningham for Sports Illustrated. At just 18, the recent high school graduate is poised to become one of the world's best high jumpers. Her mother, Felicity de Jager, is a former professional ballerina and her father is former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham. Growing up in Pennsylvania I can remember playing football as a kid and how everyone always wanted to be the Philadelphia Eagle's Randall Cunningham.