Thursday, April 30, 2009

At least seven feet

"Photographer Charlie Shoemaker attempts to "Air Jordan" his way up to the W.35th street sign in an attempt to touch it during a friendly jumping competition in Hampden on Monday night."

I'm super competitive. Always have been. Always will be. It's just my nature.

I'll take the most simplest of things and make it about me versus you. And when I lose, I'll dwell on it. But when I win. Oh, it feels so good.

I wasn't going to post this, but Charlie made an awesome video as he normally does when we hang out. This was no exception.

On our way back to Roth's house, randomly, Drew said OK, it's on as he looked up at the 35th and Elm sign in Hampden.

With a couple beverages consumed prior, Drew made a competition out of who could jump and touch the W. 35th. sign on the corner.

It took us a good 15 minutes of sweat and tears until I was the first to touch it. After that, Drew nailed it and it became a pride thing and see who could hit the sign more. Roth and Charlie failed miserably, granted they documented the battle between Drew and me.

Finally, we got yelled at by a fellow Hampdenite to shut the F%$* up as he yelled from his window asking when we would be done. Now that I think about it, it was midnight...on a Monday night. Sorry, bud.

What can I say though? It was a bunch of young Baltimore (and one DC) photojournalists having some fun and shooting in the process. What's wrong with fun, photos and video?

With that said, I should dedicate this video and my performance out to my buddy Darnay (he doesn't have a link...he is a sportscaster), who would have destroyed us in this game. He has like a 90-inch vertical. OK, maybe 40?

And at least seven-feet is an obvious joke. The sign was more like 12-feet-high.


Anonymous Isaac Viel said...

White men can jump indeed.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:24:00 PM  

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