Here for the Hooker.
Steve Hooker jumped a qualifying height today at his private facility in suburban Perth. I was fortunate enough to be shooting high speed footage on the Phantom Flex at the event and got to watch as he cleared the 5.72 metre height and hopefully qualify for this years London Olympics. It was quite a show really. A hand picked crowd, 6 competitors, and Red Bull’s awesome production value adding to the drama that was possibly Steve Hookers 2012 Olympic dreams realised.
It was an awesome day to be involved in. All aspects of it were carefully planned as far as production goes, and my hat goes off to the team at Milk Money Films for sorting everything out and running a truly professional gig. I also got a chance to catch up with a few legends in my field that are based over here in the glorious western state, as well as one notorious still’s photographer that will remain nameless…. You know who you are Watto… It was an amazing day indeed.
All that is left to do now is finish all the work we need to do and stay up watching Rage’s tribute show to MCA until a super early flight back home. Kinda like the old days, except I didn’t have to sneak out of my mums house to watch Rage, and I have kids of my own. Wow, how life roll’s on. Thanks Milk Money, thanks Red Bull, thanks Rage, today was awesome.