While I’ve (obviously) been planning this trip for a while, it wasn’t “official” until my credentials arrived this morning. (Long story. The good news is that it was spelled right.)
Truly looking forward to this trip. My assignment in Pyeongchang is to shoot all the nordic events — a US cross-country team with a chance of making history, biathlon with Americans defending World Championship gold and silver as well as nordic combined / jumping teams that could provide a few surprises.
On a more personal level, it’s incredible to think that I’ve known & photographed many of these athletes for decades through coaching here in Maine, my work with the New England Nordic Ski Association, the National Nordic Foundation and L.L.Bean’s U.S. Ski Team partnership. It’s a privilege to be part of their Olympic journey.
Out of respect for the people who are helping to make this trip happen (and fear of getting tangled in the IOC’s considerable rules governing photographs), I won’t be posting to flyingpointroad.com during the Olympics. At this point, here’s where you can follow along :
- www.fasterskier.com – This site will have full coverage of all the nordic races.
- Alaska Pacific University – I’m helping them with coverage of their athletes. They’re planning frequent email / social blasts.
- Here on the blog. I’ll publish additional photos, some behind the scenes material and — with any luck — alpine, freestyle and other events that I hope to shoot. (flyingpointroad’s chief meteorologist highly recommends the Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe.)
- Occasionally to the @flyingpoint instagram and twitter accounts.
Some of you know that one of my first jobs was as a photo stringer for the Lewiston Sun Journal here in Maine. Really cool to add the Olympics to that resume.