HELP US WITH OUR MISSION TO LOCATE 100 WEST POINT CREATORS
Our sleeves are rolled-up, gas tank is full, cameras are poised and we've got approximately 147 questions queued-up. Our mission is simple. We want to meet, photograph and interview the creators, the innovators, the artists, the trendsetters, and the pathfinders within the ranks of the Long Gray Line.
The list is growing, but we could use your help: Do you know a West Point creator?
Early each fall, West Point’s Boxing Team makes the trip from the Hudson Valley in New York to south side Chicago’s Leo Catholic High School to conduct a clinic, share their personal stories and participate in an exhibition.
Rites of passage are important and plebe boxing is also the source of tremendous confidence, courage, pride, camaraderie and among the ranks of alpha males, bragging rights. Boxing is a great equalizer. Status vanishes. Race vanishes. Religion vanishes. And you are left with raw passion, physical prowess, and controlled agression. Enter that proving ground and no matter where you hail from, you are only in that ring. You’re from nowhere. Its just you vs your opponent…you vs yourself.
1LT Gibson’s story may sound a lot like yours or someone you know. What makes this story beautiful is how utterly relatable it is — to graduates, to veterans, to service men and women, and to each of their families that have endured the countless goodbyes and welcome homes of military life.
If you have yet to conduct your Founder's Day operations and could use the video slideshow, please reach out and we would be happy to let you use it. Additionally, all of the images shown in the video are available for order as prints/canvases. They are available in our SHOP
Laura Walker died on August 18th, 2005 in Afghanistan, many miles removed from Arvin Gym, the Cadet Barracks, the Mess Hall and trip sections. Laura was an Army-brat, Captain of Women’s Team Handball, and a member of the class of 2003–our classmate. I did not know her very well. And that fact stung me with a sense of dread as I arrived at West Point on the morning of Friday, March 27, 2015.
Books, man. They're great. Bastions of knowledge, keepers of ideas, connectors of dots. This year the United States Military Academy at West Point celebrates its 215th birthday. The cumulative knowledge amassed over those 215 years is vast and nearly endless. In the past 6 months I started to follow a new blog called Execution Hollow, which details many nuggets of West Point lore pre-1900. Its a great blog and I love learning about the past. The place was so different then, yet so very much the same.
We’re in the business of making images - we tell stories about people, about places and about things. From West Point Boxing and High School Football to the beaches of Thailand and Restaurant identity, our lens searches for the relatable and forms the tangible out of the intangible.
We’re West Point graduates - we’ve been there & we’ve done that. Who better understands a Cadet then a former one. Our trials and tribulations, though very different are more similar than dissimilar. Photography and image-making is about light, composition, framing and creativity. Great photography is about all of those things plus one big difference…empathy.