Photographer Joe Morahan has been on our radar for a long time. We’ve covered his work previously, and his love of high speed sports photography hasn’t diminished since then.
Based in Denver, Colorado, we usually find Joe capturing athletes outdoors. He recently explained a series of indoor shoots which are no less impressive and action-filled than his outdoor work.
“This summer has been so hot, I think I subconsciously needed to do a shoot that reminded me of being a kid, looking for a way to stay cool – an erupting fire hydrant, a neighbor’s lawn sprinkler, a Slip-n-Slide… anything!” says Joe.
“I began imagining a shoot where I could combine my summertime prerogative of keeping cool with my background in high-speed industrial photography, and my current passion for creating sports photography and films.
“Like many photographers, I keep an “inspiration” file going of cool techniques and styles. I soon found an image that was pretty close to what I wanted to achieve: a female athlete hitting a splash with a baseball bat. The effect was just as striking as I had imagined! I started to get really excited about using this technique in my sports photography, and taking it to a new level.