Jill Kintner Autograph Cards

Jill Kintner
Jill Kintner 2010 Autograph Card

A short while ago my friend Jill Kintner contacted me about using a photo for her autograph cards. I always try to help the athletes that I work with so I gave her permission to use this one, what do you think? I like it…

a little back story

Jill and I have had an interesting working relationship this year, she described it as awkward, and the majority of the photos I shot of her this year look a little bit awkward. Perhaps because we didn’t ever actually shoot together, I was simply shooting at races and getting her as she rode by. Neither of us were really happy with most of the shots, but I think we resolved it with this one though. This was shot during practice at the Mountain Bike World Championships at Mt. Saint Anne, and when Jill rode by on her first lap I got a rather average shot, I think she knew that. On her second lap she stopped and tried to make it look better but washed out in the corner. Instead of keeping going though she picked up her bike and walked back up the trail to do it again. 3rd times the charm as they say. Sometimes that’s all it takes, a little bit of work to create something that looks great. Front tire up, roost off the tires, and aggressively pedaling out of the corner…

I can’t wait to shoot with Jill some more this fall, outside of race tracks and events, a little more one on one…