Michael Jordan, Blue Dunk, Lisle, IL, 1987

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    I had the idea to paint this parking lot blue. I also trucked in an NBA-regulation basket that I could move to create a shadow where I wanted one. I stood in a cherry picker, some 20 or 30 feet above the ground, and looked straight down, waiting for the right light with a camera that took 14 frames a second. Michael has young legs back then and could fly. Not only do you see his beautiful form from above, but you also see the same image from the side, in his shadow. Of all the pictures I've taken of him, it's my favorite. It was just so unusual; no one had quite gone there before.


    1. photouomo 38 months ago | reply

      you're the man walter! ... seph from shutters

    2. Project Casting 15 months ago | reply

      This picture is wonderful! I'd like to use it in our blog www.projectcasting.com scheduled for posting January 2013, with your name given with photo credit and a link back to your flickr page. If you do not wish to have your work reproduced then please email me back at admin@projectcasting.com with a link to the picture and I'll have it removed from our postings. Thank you for sharing on creative commons!!!

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