For the past six months I’ve been meandering around New England photographing prominent rowers for a coffee table book I’m honored and privileged to be a part of. World class athletes, Olympic gold medalists, and world record holders...a true elite gathering of rowers to celebrate the sport of crew by way of the storied rowing blazer. Although I can’t reveal any of the final photographs I’ve created until publication, I do feel it is some of my best portrait work to date. I do want to share these snapshots I captured of the Amsterdam Student Rowing Club Nereus while at the Head of the Charles Regatta this past fall. Their blazers were beautiful, with some wearing the sweat and tears by which they earned them literally on their sleeves. A couple of the jackets were at least 40 years old. The student rowing club was founded in 1885 and produces a substantial part of the of the national team as well as Olympic medal winning athletes.
Photographed in Cambridge, MA