Joggler Barry Goldmeier – You Amaze Me!

Below is a photo of Barry Goldmeier a shot I captured at the 2010 Chicago Marathon. He did the whole marathon juggling 5 balls in 6 hours and 15 minute. Truly amazing!! I had no idea “Joggling” even existed until last weekend.

Barry Goldmeier Joggler at the 2010 Chicago Marathon

2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

We will post more to follow, but wanted to get a few up for you to see! Also posted on my new studio website studiofinch.com/blog.

Sammy Wanjiru Chicago Marathon Winner 10-10-10

Sammy Wanjiru successfully defended his title today, winning the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2:06:24. The elite men were prepared for blazing times and temperatures at the start of the race (text from examiner.com).

Jason Hartman Top American in Chicago Marathon 10-10-10

Jason Hartman was the top American in Chicago, finishing in 2:11:06, good enough for eighth place. It was also a new PR for Hartman (text from examiner.com).

Liliya Shobukhova successfully defended her Chicago Marathon title 10-10-10

Liliya Shobukhova successfully defended her title, winning the 2010 Bank of Chicago Marathon in a commanding 2:20:25. She also clenched the 2009/2010 World Marathon Majors title, collecting an extra $500,000 on top of the $75,000 she earned for winning the race. It’s her first WMM title (text from examiner.com).

New Concert Photos!!

I’ve been busy taking loads of photos at concerts lately with http://www.liveonlineconcerts.com you can see more of them on my Flickr account here – http://www.flickr.com/broaddus

The photo above is of “Vains of Jenna” a band from Sweden it was a very fun show to see and photograph. If you’re looking for a photographer for your band or concert just let me know.

Photography: Short Series “Wildernessman Looks for a Lady to Date”

Wildernessman Reads A Book To Get A Lady – “I want a date…but how?”

Wildernessman Reads A Book To Get A Lady - "I want a date...but how?"

Wildernessman has an Idea – “This is how I will get a date, thank you book.”
Wildernessman has an Idea - "This is how I will get a date, thank you book."

Wildernessman Wants to Give You a Shiny Present – “Ladies like shiny presents, please date me.”
Wildernessman Wants to Give You a Shiny Present - "Ladies like shiny presents, please date me."

Wildernessman Is Offering you Fresh Flowers He Picked – “Ladies like flowers, right, please date me. That’s all I got from that book…”
Wildernessman Is Offering you Fresh Flowers He Picked - "Ladies like flowers, right, please date me. That's all I got from that book..."

“The Run Away Chair”

This is a shot I took working with a local band, Phil (the guy in the wheel chair) the shot was his idea and I had to duck out of the way at the very last moment. It’s funny I caught myself not realizing that I needed to get out of the way until the last moment, sometimes things don’t seem real when looking through a view finder.

I almost wish I waited just a second longer to get an even closer shot, but better safe then sorry. More shots to come, I just had to get this one posted before I go to dream land. Just an FYI, Phil doesn’t normally need a wheel chair but he had a sprained ankle on one leg and a twisted need on the other.

The Run Away Chair

Whatcha gunna do when Hulkamanina and my 24″ pythons run wild on you?!?!?!!?

Well, maybe I don’t have 24″ pythons, but I do like snakes and have been working out lately. I just wanted to share a few photos I took at a backyard wrestling event for HCEW. It was a really fun photo shoot and I got to reconnect with some old high school friends. It was a challenge to photograph because it’s not only sport photography the light would change throughout the shoot because the only source of light was the sun.

For a literal grassroots organization HCEW (the shows are put on in an actual backyard with a full size regulation wrestling ring) really puts on a fun show and is worth checking out if you’re in the Rockford, Illinois area. I’m pretty sure they put on a show everything month weather permitting. See below for some photos I took and see more on my flickr account.

Hes even scarier up close and personal!

He's even scarier up close and personal!

Old friend and host of HCEW and one heck of a drummer (I was in a high school garage band with him). Also a very funny host.

Eric Myers an old friend and host of HCEW and one heck of a drummer (I was in a high school garage band with him). Also a very funny host.

Check out Eric’s website at skumballink.com.

I wish I had some video to share of how much these kids were into the wrestling action these. This little guy wanted me to take his picture, so I did.

I wish I had some video to share of how much these kids were into the wrestling action these. This little guy wanted me to take his picture, so I did.

Sherdog Bellator Fighting Championships VII Photo Gallery

As promised here are the shots I took while I was cage side at the Bellator Fighting Championships in Chicago, Illinois at the Aragon Ballroom. See below for the link.

Click here for the Gallery

I’d love to hear your thoughts!!

Photo Series: “The Personal Ad”

See below for a short series I did entitled “The Personal Ad.” It’s a Wile E. Coyote style with sticky notes featuring my favorite subject – me.

Thanks for stopping by my ad, please make yourself comfortable.

Thanks for stopping by my ad, please make yourself comfortable.

The key to any personal ad is to remain subtle and play it cool - dont be desperate.

The key to any personal ad is to remain subtle and play it cool - don't be desperate.

Women like men who make them laugh right?

Women like men who make them laugh right?

Always be a gentleman.

Always be a gentleman.

Always remember to compromise and think of others.

Always remember to compromise and think of others.