We met at McCarran International Airport at the Allegiant hanger and were able to use a couple of the planes as props. The planes were a little cumbersome to move so we had to really play around with light as we ended up shooting during the brightest part of the day. The light really reflected off all the concrete at the airport so we really had to shade the subject and set the strobes to overpower the sun. I really like the way the cover turned out.
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.