Crump is an incredible athlete, a man of strength, and a robust role-model for young men.
We used the Minneapolis Photo Center to start. I rented out the studio for two hours and ended up just talking with Robert for over an hour. We then got into shooting and got a few winners. Afterwards we headed over to his gym in Saint Paul to snag some shots while working out.
The in-studio shots were set up with three lights, each in its own modifier. Two lights placed left and right at about eye level, with one on a boom stand just over-top causing the light on his hat. Since his beard is so dark, I used a thirty inch circular reflector on a stand just below his chest to bounce light back underneath his neck.