I've been working on an idea for a personal project involving people we wouldn't initially think of as athletes, but shooting them in a way that we typically shoot professionals. Think Nike meets Professional Bowlers Association... So when Artemas L. Chesterfield IV, America's 987th ranked table tennis player, contacted me to shoot some promo photos I jumped at the chance.
Along with amazing enthusiasm, Artemas brought the first paddle he used, his match glove, compression sleeve, sweat bands, match safety glasses and lucky candy necklace. It was clear that he was serious about his sport so we shot the photos to match. Take a look below at some of our favorites.