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My 2016 Red Bull Illume Photo Submissions

The Red Bull Illume is the world’s premiere action sports and adventure photography competition. This month marked the closing of the fourth year of submissions, and of course I entered a handful of photos.

I was fortunate enough to have one of my photos in the top 250 entries for the first two Illume competitions, but unfortunately on the third go round I was left out of the upper echelon. Hopefully I’ll get back into the top percentile in 2016!

Below are my submissions to the 2016 Red Bull Illume! (Click here to see my submissions from 2013.)

*Note: Photographers are allowed to submit up to five images into 10 different categories.

Photos are only be re-posted if proper credit given. If you’d like to license any of these images, please contact me directly. 

 

Grid League Photo Gallery – DC Brawlers Win the 2015 NPGL Championship

For the second year in a row I was assigned by the NPGL to shoot the DC Brawlers during the League’s year-end championship match, and for the second year in a row DC won. Coincidence? I don’t think so…

Click here to see the photo gallery from the 2014 NPGL Championships.

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All photos by Fat Tony l ©NPGL 2015, shot at the Anaheim Convention Center on September 16, 2015

Grid League Photo Gallery – San Francisco Fire at the 2015 NPGL Playoffs

Back in September I had the opportunity to shoot the San Francisco Fire in their NPGL playoff match against the Phoenix Rise. I haven’t been able to go through the photos until just recently, so chalk this gallery up to the “better late than never” category and enjoy!

If you chose to share any of these shots, please tag @FatTonyBMX and @GridLeague!

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All photos by Fat Tony l ©NPGL 2015, shot at the Anaheim Convention Center on September 16, 2015

Grid League Photo Gallery – Los Angeles Reign in Alameda

Yep, lots of Grid photos on the blog lately! And there will be a few more galleries after this from the playoff and championship week as well. This gallery is from the Los Angeles match where they played San Francisco on the Fire’s home turf in Nor Cal.

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James Townsend of the Los Angeles Reign. Photo by Fat Tony for NPGL.

 

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All photos by Fat Tonyl ©NPGL 2015, and shot at the Alameda Fairgrounds on August 29, 2015

Grid League Photo Gallery – DC Brawlers in Anaheim

The DC Brawlers took the NPGL championship in 2014, and it looks like they may take it again in 2015, so it’s always an honor to shoot their matches! Here are 35 of my best shots from their race against the New York Rhinos from the Fit Expo in Anaheim, California a few weeks ago.

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All photos by Fat Tonyl ©NPGL 2015, and shot during the National Pro Grid League double header weekend at the Anaheim Fit Expo on August 22 & 23, 2015

Grid League Photo Gallery – Los Angeles Reign in Anaheim

Here are 40 of my best photos from the recent NPGL Anaheim match featuring Noah Ohlsen, Kenny Leverich, James Townsend, Taylor Drescher, and the LA Reign…

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All photos by Fat Tonyl ©NPGL 2015, and shot during the National Pro Grid League double header weekend at the Anaheim Fit Expo on August 22 & 23, 2015

Grid League Photo Gallery – Boston Iron in Anaheim

Here are 40 of my favorite photos that I shot at the LA Fit Expo where the Boston Iron beat out the Baltimore Anthem in the first of four Grid League matches during the weekend competition.

If you chose to share any of these shots, please tag @FatTonyBMX and @GridLeague!

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All photos by Fat Tonyl ©NPGL 2015, and shot during the National Pro Grid League double header weekend at the Anaheim Fit Expo on August 22 & 23, 2015

My Appearance on Harder to Kill Radio Talking About Reinventing Myself, Getting Fit & Transitioning Career Paths

One of the first people I interviewed on The Expansion Project was my friend Steph Gaudreau—owner and blogger of StupidEasyPaleo.com, author, photographer, and more.

Well, when it came time for Steph to start her new podcast Harder to Kill Radio, she returned the favor and interviewed me. Check it out, and if you like her style, go download or watch some of her other episodes!

Grid League Photo Gallery – San Francisco Fire in Anaheim

This past weekend I was hired on by the NPGL to shoot photos at their four-match weekend, so as usual I have a photo gallery from each match I shot!

The way the Grid League photographers work is we each shoot an assigned team, so this gallery features the San Francisco Fire from their victorious match against the Miami Surge.

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All photos by Fat Tonyl ©NPGL 2015, and shot during the National Pro Grid League double header weekend at the Anaheim Fit Expo on August 22 & 23, 2015

 

 

2015 CrossFit Games Photos

Last month I had the opportunity to shoot photos at the 2015 CrossFit Games for Pure Pharma, and I had a great time shooting their incredible athletes!

CrossFit HQ doesn’t allow photographers to post their own photos, so here are 30 shots of mine that Pure Pharma posted on their Instagram account.

Athletes include: Brooke Ence, Scott Panchik, Chad Mackay, Rasmus Andersen, Kristin Holte, Joe Scalli, Team Invictus, the Dutch CrossFit team, and the CrossFit Turicum team.

If you missed it or just want to look again, here’s the link to my gallery of 2015 CrossFit Regionals photos.

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**Editing and cropping of all photos by Pure Pharma.

Announcing My Newest Business Endeavor and Passion Project: BreakParallel.com

About a year ago I had the idea to start an aggregate website in the functional fitness industry similar to what I ran in the BMX world for so many years. As a fan of CrossFit and functional fitness I never found a place online where I could see all the best videos, keep up the industry news, and see cool photos on a regular basis, and I knew that some day someone would fill that void. I also knew I had the potential to fill it, but honestly at that time I didn’t want to start a company that would force me into a full-time job. However, after mulling over it for months and telling a few friends in the industry about my idea I finally was in the right mental space to bite the bullet and commit to the project.

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In February of this year I met a friend based in Austin, Texas, named Jarret Schienman who I partnered with to start the site. Jarret and I have done a lot of work on the back end of the site to get us to this point, and we were happy to officially go live one day before the 2015 CrossFit Games started.

As the Editor I’ve been working every day since then to keep the site updated, and recently we brought on another good friend of mine from the East Coast named Jordan Samuel as a third partner and associate editor.

BreakParallel.com is now up and running and the three of us are really excited to see where the company takes us. We have big goals and plans, so be on the lookout!

If you’re into fitness or just want to help us out, please click on the site and take a look around. If you like what you see it would really mean a lot to me if you shared it with a friend or on your social networks!

While you’re at it, please follow Break Parallel on:
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Twitter (@BreakParallel)
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I would also like to give a big thank you to Scott Greci from Guru Design for the logo design and Mike Smick for the WordPress build! If you ever need any graphic design services or web development, hit them up!

2015 CrossFit Games Regionals Photos

Last month I had the opportunity to shoot photos at the 2015 CrossFit Games Central and California Regionals on behalf of Pure Pharma, and I had a blast shooting their incredible athletes!

CrossFit HQ doesn’t allow photographers to post their own photos, so here are 29 shots of mine that Pure Pharma posted on their Instagram account.

Athletes include: Brooke Ence, Wes Piatt, Scott Panchik, Julie Foucher, Rasmus Andersen, and Team Invictus

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**Editing by Pure Pharma.

 

Grid League Photo Gallery – Random Photos from San Jose

I had a handful of random photos that didn’t really fit into the previous four team galleries from the Grid League event in San Jose, so here are a few stragglers!

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All photos by Fat Tony and ©NPGL 2015. Taken at the National Pro Grid League tournament in San Jose, California on June 13, 2015.

Grid League Photo Gallery – DC Brawlers in San Jose

Here’s the final of four Grid League photo galleries from the opening weekend in San Jose a few weeks ago… Last, but certainly not least is the 2014 reigning champs, the DC Bralwers! This team may be unstoppable!

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All photos by Fat Tony and ©NPGL 2015. Taken at the National Pro Grid League tournament in San Jose, California on June 13, 2015.

Grid League Photo Gallery – San Francisco Fire in San Jose

Keeping the Grid League galleries rolling, here’s a selection from the San Francisco Fire as they beat out the Phoenix Rise in what was easily the most exciting match of the NPGL 2015 opening weekend.

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All photos by Fat Tony and ©NPGL 2015. Taken at the National Pro Grid League tournament in San Jose, California on June 13, 2015.