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First she gave up her career to support her husband as he became the 2006 World Series MVP. Then he left baseball to help her start a women’s sci fi apparel company, which has become a multimillion-dollar success. Read the full story HERE. I was honored to photograph them in my first story for Sports Illustrated. This opportunity came courtesy of Brad Smith, SI’s Director Of Photography, who I had the pleasure of showing my print portfolio to at the 2013 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar. HERE is wonderful advice for anyone wishing to one day get a similar opportunity. Also, for you fellow photo geeks I used a D4, 50mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, Profoto 7A, 2 x 7B, 3 x Pro7 heads, Proring, 8′ x 8′ scrim, magnum reflector, a 3’x 4′ RFi soft box, a 3′ RFi octabank with grid and a 1’x 3′ RFi soft box with grid.

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Here are a few of my favorite images of cowboys doing their thing during the Wrangler Champion Challenge at Silver Spurs Arena on October 4th, 2014.

Octavian Cantilli

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This was a collaborative effort among friends strictly for the fun and love of photography. Doing shoots for this purpose rejuvenates the creative juices and keeps you visually young sort to speak. The concept here was to execute a series of fashion and active lifestyle poses with the use of water frozen with Broncolor’s new ultra short flash duration battery packs, the Move 1200L.
MODELS: Anthony Williams, Austin O’Brien, Brandyce Casella, Cameron Gagne, Darcy Harkins, Shana Albers
DIGITAL RETOUCHING: Leslie Rossetti
MAKEUP ARTIST: Paula Abraham
LOCATION: Studio One
H2O WRANGLERS: Chelsea Jones and Kerry Ward
CO-PRODUCERS: Eric Dean and Octavian Cantilli
Octavain Cantilli's Freeze Shoot

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66_Lee_Cantilli_01aPlease spend some time on the new MPW66 WEBSITE to check out the wonderful work of this year’s participants.

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Here is the cast of The Weather Channel’s new TV series, Catching Hell, which showcases the trials and tribulations of being a commercial spear fisherman off the West coast of Florida. The show airs Sunday nights at 9 EST. For this series, the idea was to depict each diver as rough and tough right after surfacing from the water. A big thanks to my team Paula Bowers, Ken Kinzie and Sheri Lowen for their hard work and positive energy during these 15+ hour days, and to The Weather Channel for letting us do this for them!

The Weather Channel Spear Kings Catching Hell The Crew - Just Shoot Me Paul Varian - Diver "The Risk Taker Black SeamlessJust Shoot Me, Paul Varian

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