Pretense, or Nah?
I'm Excited, Stoked. Amped. Ecstatic. Hype. Whatever adjective is in your common vernacular... Boom. That's me. Why, you ask? HERO Fitography may embark on an opportunity to feature veterans, and their stories. When I look for inspirational fitness photography either out of respect, admiration, or inspiration... It's awesome to see an athlete pushing to the max while flipping a tire or running a sprint. But when that athlete happens to have a prosthetic leg or hand and you can tell they're giving their all... I really can't imagine anything much more inspirational. The average fitness enthusiast is pretty PUMPED when they see an amputee run an Iron Man, Tough Mudder, Mudderella, or even a Crossfit WOD (regardless of how you feel about Crossfit)
The News... kinda
With all of that said. I've made contact with an organization that uses fitness to enrich the lives of US Military members who have sacrificed for our country, and now don a prosthetic limb. These folks have given. It takes a lot to adjust after a traumatic incident. By encouraging these men and women to take care of themselves physically (yes of course spiritually is important as well) The organization can help heal wounds seen and unseen.
What's interesting (or sad, depending on your point of view) is how the public chooses to react when they first interact with one of this particular group of heroes. People get nervous and uncomfortable sometimes. Well I'm interested in turning that around and showing that these men and women can truly inspire. I won't call them disabled vets, but Able Vets instead. I wish I could say more about this addition to our photography, it's something I've hoped to add for some time now. Things are just beginning and we'll be discussing official details later. But yes, I'm Excited, Stoked. Amped. Ecstatic. Hype. Whatever adjective is in your common vernacular... Boom. That's me.