Chicago Cicada Convention
This past weekend, I traveled to Chicago for the NPC Jr. Nationals, which has a reputation for consistently introducing the best new talent to the national physique scene. What I didn't know before my arrival, however, was that we'd be sharing space with the 17-year cicadas who were also in town for the month. If you've never seen these annoyingly fascinating creatures, consider yourself lucky. But for those of you who live in the midwest, I do not envy you at all.
The cicadas made outdoor shooting difficult for both the models and the photographers, but thankfully, it'll be 2024 before we have to deal with them again.
Having just relocated to Sacramento the previous weekend, it was not a smart choice for me to go to Chicago, but the chance to work with Jen 'The Beast' Cowan, Lori Steele, Catherine Boshuizen, and a pre-contest Sarah Dunlap was just too good to pass up. Plus, I wanted to observe the new TK/Jeff Binns super-duo in action.
Some of the FF newcomers we shot include: IFBB pro Liane Seiwald, Carrie Ann Simmons, Lori Steele, Gretchen Imes, Nez Zamorano, Lauren Burnett, Neely Tartaglia, Kelley Mullins, Amy Gilgenbach, Ann Marie, and Andrée Allaire. And Jeff arrived in Chicago having already completed recent shoots with Jessica Rohm, Kristin Rodriguez, and Regina Heiserman.
Thanks to our good friend, Lou, at Kriv Studios for the Amy hookup (he still owes us 2 more 1st-rounders). *wink*
No guarantees, but I'll do my best to get all the new models posted before the next big show, the NPC USAs in Vegas at the end of July.