Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Runner Profile #6: Coach JoAr Calvadorez

I missed blogging..... Heck! I miss shooting for my personal project. The freedom I get in the planning and execution of all the images is very fulfilling. Not to mention that it always makes me think of how to further improve on my shooting techniques. So one Sunday day-off, we planned to shoot Runner Profile #6.

JoAr has been on my list for the longest time already. I was just really waiting for the perfect timing for us to proceed with the project. Well, that timing couldn't be any perfect! We were blessed with perfect shooting weather, no equipment failures, new equipment on-hand and to top it all off Bulalo for our breakfast! :)

I met JoAr when our group(h@ppyFeet) first ordered our uniforms. After resting for a whole month due to my shin splints last year. I met him again during the GK - Adidas 5km run. He ran with me along the whole route. We chatted and tested my breaking point(barfing point). After that, I signed up for recovery training. We spent 3 whole months just trying to figure out a good exercise to keep my cardio up while leaving my injury at bay. Eversince he's been my coach and a good friend.

I hope I didn't take too much of your time on this set coach. :)








22 comments:

jerico_mile said...

Howdy, Awesome photo's. First time i've hooked up in your blog and your a wiz man. all profile 1 to 6 are fantastic. fast and furiuos.

RunningShield said...

Ben
You got me there I thought Profile no.6 was going to be......:-)
Where was the pictures taken? Antipolo? Tagaytay? La mesa dam?
You have to tell me !!!!!
Again great pictures. Fantastic. Congratulations.
You definitely need to have an exhibit soon.
Runningshield

run unltd. said...

You did it again, Ben. From races to television, sikat ka na talaga. Keep up the good works and more power to photovendo. Please feel free to shoot me during races.

Vener - run unltd.

marga said...

aba! i should have a reward for keeping your secret bentots. hehehe. :p

looking forward to the next!!!

vimz said...

hi ben! ang galeng ng photos! and super deserving naman talaga si coach jo-ar to be in your list of runner profiles. :) cheers!

vballrunner said...

great shots! ganda nung effect na parang naka-float si coach sa road. nice location too.

kim said...

Ben, this is a showcase.and you have it all. A long distance runner image. The runner's spirit of Coach Jo-Ar running freely on those wonderlands. A perfect picture of all runners dreams.

bEnMChAn said...

Thank you guys for the comments. :)
It was a though, cold and super early call time shoot. But it was all worth it!

Runner Profile#7 is on the works. I hope production flows smoothly. One things for sure though.... Time to step it up a notch again.

thebullrunner said...

Ben! Woooah, I love them! I think this is the best set ever. I'm glad you chose Coach JoAr for this one. Excited to see the next one :)

Mayen said...

Ben! Nice set! Ang ganda pa ng location! at shempre ang lupit ng shots ni coach Jo-Ar! :)

Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

WINNER na PANALO pa!
Fantastic pics Ben!

How does it feel to boss around Jo-Ar this time?hehe!

Wicked running form Jo-Ar!

Is this the Cogeo-Rizal route?

-joms-

JavyO said...

This set is awesome!

witchkitty said...

b3n!!! you are getting better and better! just like your running! Congratulations. This is awesome!
Seriously? I think you should endorse your services and portfolio (including your models j/k) to the sports different sports brands! ang ganda ang galing!

The foreign runner said...

B, you outdo yourself everytime youy make a new profile. Congratulations, you are definately world class if not higher. Great work. Ang galing ng mng litrato mo.

Let said...

WOW! grabe ang gaganda ng mga photos mo. galing galing talaga. saludo ako sa iyo sir!

angelaze said...

Wow! Grabe iniimagine ko ako yung nasa picture (girl version nga lang) siguro kung ako ang may pictures na ganito...wow! Talo ko pa ang mga models ng NIKE! hehehe. Drop jaw po talaga ako sa pictures... sobra ganda. Pwede po kya pag ako kinasal I'll be wearing my running shoes tpos picturan nyo ako... hehehe.

Anonymous said...

wow!



Brent

RunWitMe said...

Hi Ben! I'm officially a fan of your work. Stunning pictures. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Ben superb coach + nice pics supahdupahgreat job!... cant wait to be your runner profile #1000!

Anonymous said...

great pics ben "the Flash" (because of your speed in running and not using a Flash for pics,hahaha) great great!!! and by the way...good luck with the Singapore run!!! smoke them!!!

jules said...

I am familiar with the location...It's popularly known as MARILAQUE stands for Marikina-Rizal-Laguna-Quezon, it's area of Marcos Highway stretch (after Masinag-Cogeo)

Running Diva said...

Grabe, Ben. This are nice shots of Coach Joar! Grabe ... galing mo, Ben! I wouldn't be surprised if I will be seeing you covering events abroad! YOu've got real talent!