John Bartlett, photographed for Kiwanis International. John heads up the Backpack Food Distribution Program at Ticonderoga Elementary School which provides local schoolchildren with backpacks loaded with food every weekend, delivering the equivalent of 45,000 meals every year.
I photographed John with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 and 16mm ƒ/1.4 lens. There was a Bolt VB-22 (Godox AD360) bare bulb flash to camera left inside a 46-inch Photek Softlighter, triggered with a Cactus V6II radio for high-speed sync. The exposure was 1/640 second at ƒ/4 ISO 200.
"You sit still too long, you’re out. The derby is all about hitting."
My photo story with text by Blair Kloman about the Addison County Fair and Field Days Demolition Derby is now online at The Warbler. Head over their and check out “Collision Course”.
Above is one of my favorite images from that set. There’s something about this blonde woman sitting proudly on top of her derby entry that reminds me of a Norse warrior about to ride her war horse into battle.
You can view the entire selection of images in the Demolition Days gallery.