Intrepid Winter Open-2016

Hello,

Let’s do it. Do you have anything so I can promote you?

Thanks,
Ryan

*Please note, this has been edited a few times since writing is not my thing.  I apologize.  :)

This was Ryan's response to an email I sent him about 8 months ago.  He gave me the ok to take pictures at a weightlifting meet he was having at his gym. He put faith into a complete stranger. The best part of his email.. when he asked if I had anything to promote my business.  At the time, my friend Harold and Joe were my only followers on Instagram and my cover photo on FB was of a tree.  lol!!

With still, a very long road ahead of me, the amount that I have learned has exceeded my goals.  It has been quite amazing.  It all started with one email, and photographing weightlifters at Intrepid Strength and Conditioning.

Over the last eight months, I've been asked two questions on a number of occasions : Why weightlifting? Do you want to be like Nat from Hookgrip, you know that job is taken right?   

For the 3 people that actually read every single one of my posts, ha! You know I love photographing every sport I am given the opportunity to shoot. Example, next Saturday I'm helping Warren of Metro Sports Magazine with shooting a Rugby game at Randalls Island, in New York City.  (Rugby rules!!)

When I started weightlifting at NYWA, I learned that the sport of Olympic Weightlifting (although growing), is not a mainstream sport.  I am still learning so much as I go.  I find myself texting my coach, Danny Casey with random questions.  One day he may change his number on me. hahaha! But I knew one thing... I wanted to share more pictures of weightlifters and small moments in weightlifting.  

As far as Hookgrip?  Nat provides an unbelievable insight to the sport.  Gregor Winter from All Things Gym, is another person to follow!  But no, I don't want to be Nat from Hookgrip.  

I want to be Viv, from Everyday Lifters.. with my 2 followers and all. lol!!!  

I don't know what is in store for Everyday Lifters. I am just learning from the experiences that come my way.  Currently, one of my goals is to remember all the names of athletes I've photographed, so I can stop calling them by their Instagram names.  

So Ryan, here is a note for you:

Hello,

Glad you let me do it. I upgraded to this website.

Thanks,
Viv from Everyday Lifters

Below is what I want the world to see.  I figure one repost at time, I'll reach all corners of this massive planet. ;-)  

Common photos that get posted are the ones of all red plates, a solid jerk and and a "Hell Yeah!" from the lifter.  Photos of weightlifters warming up are a favorite of mine to post.  This lifter in particular, is very strong.  I loved this one of him.  Look at his eyes, his hands and his slight pause at the bottom.  If you are a weightlifter, you know exactly what is happening here.  This is probably routine for him before lifting.  Also, he is mentally preparing for his lifts.  That, or thinking about food.   

Common photos that get posted are the ones of all red plates, a solid jerk and and a "Hell Yeah!" from the lifter.  Photos of weightlifters warming up are a favorite of mine to post.  This lifter in particular, is very strong.  I loved this one of him.  Look at his eyes, his hands and his slight pause at the bottom.  If you are a weightlifter, you know exactly what is happening here.  This is probably routine for him before lifting.  Also, he is mentally preparing for his lifts.  That, or thinking about food.   

"Weightlifter on deck."  Waiting for her turn to go up.  Normally, the head down is the international sign of don't talk to me, I'm focusing on my lifts.  

"Weightlifter on deck."  Waiting for her turn to go up.  Normally, the head down is the international sign of don't talk to me, I'm focusing on my lifts.  

She missed her 2nd clean and jerk attempt.  I couldn't hear what her coach was saying.  Look at her face and how focused she is.  She went on to complete the lift with an incredible amount of power.

She missed her 2nd clean and jerk attempt.  I couldn't hear what her coach was saying.  Look at her face and how focused she is.  She went on to complete the lift with an incredible amount of power.

"The Coach Lean Back Posture" by coach Joel Quintong from Sacred Heart University Weightlifting.  He is doing more than just looking at his lifter.  He is checking his form and giving cues.   

"The Coach Lean Back Posture" by coach Joel Quintong from Sacred Heart University Weightlifting.  He is doing more than just looking at his lifter.  He is checking his form and giving cues.   

Check out the others below:

Here is Ryan.  I couldn't catch one of him smiling.  He does smile.  ;-) Thank you Ryan for letting stop by again.  

Here is Ryan.  I couldn't catch one of him smiling.  He does smile.  ;-)

Thank you Ryan for letting stop by again.  

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