Stickball in Little Italy, San Diego

Ever since I moved my studio to Little Italy I've heard about the Stickball tournament on India Street. And every year it seemed like I missed it.  In fact I couldn't have told you when the tournament actually took place.  All I knew was it was one of those events I wanted to check out.  Well this Memorial Day my son tells me he's playing in a stickball tournament in Little Italy.  "The" stickball tournament in Little Italy I replied?  He didn't know... but he did let me know I should check it out.  Well it turns out this is not "The" tournament, that one is on Labor Day weekend and attracts teams from both San Diego and the East Coast.  It is, however, the same organizers and most of the same guys, but just local teams.  The games and tournament were as cool as I expected - a bunch of guys hitting a racquetball with a broomstick on a city street.  What's not to love.  And it's been a long time since I've seen a guy dive head first on asphalt to score a run! Can't wait til Labor Day!!

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Wade Wallenpaupack - Stock Photography Model

I worked on a pro bono project last week for the San Diego Ad Club. San Diego is playing host to the 2011 AAF (American Advertising Federation) National Conference and enlisted the talented Grant Reinero from Geary Interactive to create the video announcement to be debuted next week in Orlando. I was enlisted to shoot stills of Wade Wallenpaupack - Aspiring Stock Photography Model. The video pretty much says it all:

Wade Wallenpaupack from Grant Reinero on Vimeo.

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Here are some of the great images I created with Wade!