Story Behind the Shot:
I wanted to explore the fine art of fencing through the kids at my daughters’ fencing school. The sport isn’t all that big in the U. S. and it has something of an elitist air about it. Very stiff, only the more well-off are allowed to partake. I just wanted to poke some fun at it – no pun intended – each kid standing tall and heroic but instead of holding their swords all mighty and victorious, they were thrust through them, causing a visual juxtaposition. (Note: no kids were hurt in the making of this photo).
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens, tripod, one large softbox, one flash
For more years than he’d care to say, Todd McVey has been an Advertising Art Director, working all over, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, to name just a few cities. After working with some really great shooters he got the bug. About 3.5 years ago he decided to switch over to pursue photography. In this time, while still freelancing, McVey has been working on developing a direction and look for his work.