When I accepted this job last year from Andrea Maurio and Kory Kennedy at Runner’s World, I did not think I’d be hanging out the window of my car in 30-degree weather, photographing barefoot Amish runners. Nor did I imagine having to run almost half a mile in my full winter coat, with cameras around my neck, looking through the viewfinder and wearing boots. I can truly say that I was feeling this assignment for almost a week afterwards. (Note to self: Time to shape up.)
Oh, did I mention that I couldn’t photograph anyone’s face because the Amish don’t allow their visage to be portrayed in photographs. Oooof.
Thanks to fine assistantmanship by Tye Worthington, who drove the car nice and straight while I was hanging out of the passenger window.
I’ll be honest and admit that I was a little disappointed my images weren’t selected for the opener, but they still got good play. And I’m glad to see fellow local Philly photographer and friend Trevor Dixon was in on the show. (I’m guessing he didn’t have a swollen knee after his shoot, though.) Those Amish sure can run fast.
Clips and more outtakes below: