Dancing on The High Line

I recently shot New York City based dancer, Maria Bruun and decided the perfect location was The High Line. It's balance of nature, design and post industrial beauty is something that strongly appealed to me. Given that The High Line has quickly become one of New York's busiest tourist destinations, getting there early before the crowds filed in was important. We arrived before sunrise, as park officers were unlocking the gates for the day and for most of the shoot we had the place to ourselves.


Hans who for a living is a pharmaceutical came into town for a couple of days on a business trip. Literally 2 hours before he was leaving for JFK, I got him to pose for these running photos. Hans is an avid sportsman with a very impressive resume; he's done 2 full Ironmans, 3 half Ironmans, 12 Marathons and a ton of other smaller races. Hans spends around 10 to 12 hours a week on swimming, running and biking - At the moment he is training for the Ironman in Nice, France that's happening in June 2015 which will be his 3rd Ironman. Other than his training, Hans also holds a fulltime job, is married and has two kids under 5 years old. I swear, some people seriously have more hours in a day. Good luck Hans!!!