RISE – to support U.S. Figure Skating

Last year I had the opportunity to photograph figure skating legends Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano and Michelle Kwan when they gathered for the filming of the documentary RISE.

The film commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team that perished in a plane crash on its way to the World Championships in Prague and will premiere nationwide in a one-night-only event Feb. 17, 2011. Proceeds will benefit U.S. Figure Skating’s Memorial Fund – established on Feb. 23, 1961, as a living legacy of those who lost their lives. You can check here to see where the film is playing and purchase tickets.

Brian Boitano was a hoot…

It’s always fun shooting candid images behind the scenes, and it was great to have a little time for portraits with the athletes!

They were fantastic to work with as were the amazing teams at Lookalike Productions

and The Watsons.