Morton Visuals hit the urban gym Crossfit East Village yesterday to work out some new images for an upcoming photography class. The large industrial setting was perfect for some unique looks, and we were determined to go over the top for a great shot. Over the top of the rafters, that is!

William Morton climbs into the rafters to get the shot
William Morton goes to new heights
Daniel Cook does the rope climb at Crossfit East Village
Rope climber Daniel Cook
Daniel Cook nears the top of the rope climb at Crossfit East Village
Nearing the top of the rope climb

Photographer William Morton climbed over the rafters to get these images of member Daniel Cook. The intensity of the rope climb is apparent – especially considering the fact that Daniel had to hang in position halfway up the rope for the shots.  William shot with a focused light coming down on Daniel to illustrate him climbing his way out of an abyss. A rimlight was added to help highlight the physique.

Michael Gonzalez does a jumping workout with the support of Crossfit East Village
Crossfit supports Mike as he jumps to new fitness levels

We then worked with trainer Mike Gonzalez for a couple of different images. Mike demonstrated leaping on to a large blocks, catching a lot of air as he did it. It’s apparent from the shadows created that Crossfit really does support you in your pursuit of physical fitness.

Mike Gonzalez pushes some heavy weight at Crossfit East Village
Mike can lift this all day - and all night

Finally we created a special effects shot with Mike pushing a loaded weight bar skyward. We turned the afternoon light into a gym at midnight. And we ensured Mike got in a workout too. 🙂

Our thanks to Grant Foreman and the men of Crossfit East Village! If you haven’t been there, I encourage you to check it out. They’re built for serious fitness!

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