Thursday, November 19, 2009

Britney Henry

The Britney Henry Project: Hammer Throw

Britney Henry is an elite athlete currently ranked 5th in the United States in the sport of the Hammer Throw. Britney is currently training 6 days a week at the Arco Olympic Training Center, in Chula Vista, California, in an effort to earn her spot on the US Track and Field team and compete in the 2012 Olympics. This is her dream.

Blog: Olympian in Progress

Dawn Vitale

The Britney Henry Project: Web Marketing

Dawn Vitale is the web marketing guru for The Britney Henry Project. Dawn Vitale is in charge of Britney Henry's web marketing strategy and social media immersion. Her goal is to promote Britney's story on the internet to attract attention, opportunities, support and sponsorship in Britney's effort to become an Olympian.

Brent Haywood: Photographer

The Britney Henry Project: Photographer

Brent Haywood Photography is a full service commercial photography company. Brent Haywood has been an avid photographer since high school turning professional in 2004. Although most of his work is out in the field he has a small studio for product & still life photography.


Our equipment list is extensive starting with a wide array of Canon camera equipment. We have a full studio of Profoto lighting gear & modifiers. 40' telescoping remote control boom pole used for mid level aerial photography. Brent prints in house on a 44" commercial grade printer.

Camera: is a Canon 5D Mark II with a 5D as a backup.

  • 17 mm Tilt Shift
  • 16-35 mm 2.8 series II zoom
  • 24-70 mm 2.8
  • 50 mm 1.4
  • 70-200mm 2.8 IS zoom
  • 100 mm Macro Lens
  • 500 F4 Telephoto
Website: Brent Haywood Photography

Graham Smith: Illustrator

The Britney Henry Project: Illustrator

Graham Smith is an illustrator working from his studio in San Diego, California. He specializes in energetic drawings of people, brought to life with rich, earthy colors and hand made textures.

Graham Smith's illustration work is published in Rolling Stone, ESPN magazine, Paste and The Wall Street Journal. Portfolios of work can be seen on his website , recent projects and drawing can be seen on his blog.

Graham is the organizer of The Britney Henry Project, he will be creating drawings, illustrations and designs to facilitate the promotion of Britney Henry and the artists work she inspires.

Website: Illustration Portfolio

Blog: Inkdrawing

Andrei Booriakin: Film Maker

The Britney Henry Project: Film Maker

Andrei Booriakin was born on the steppes of Russia, was raised on pickles, home made vodka and borsch. He currently works as the Senior Manager, Art Development at Sony Computer Entertainment America. Andrei is documenting The Britney Henry Project on high definition video with a new 8 core Mac Pro and his trusty Canon DSLR.

Equipment: DSLR

Canon 5D MK2
Canon 7D
Mac Pro 8 core

Website: Photography
Video: Vimeo Channel

Steve Corman: Writer

The Britney Henry Project: Writer

Steve Corman has enjoyed a solid career as a television news and sports producer / writer, primarily with NBC, in both Chicago and San Diego. With it have come numerous awards, including 8 Emmys.

In 1986, he became Executive Producer of News at KNSD (NBC-San Diego) and in 1990, Executive Producer at SportsChannel Chicago (he never sold the family house in San Diego!). He then returned west to become a documentary producer-writer at KPBS-TV.

Steve Corman is the official writer for The Britney Henry Project.

Contact: Steve Corman

Mark Matcho: Musician

The Britney Henry Project: Musician

MARK MATCHO has been an illustrator for 20 years, and has pretty much worked for every dern magazine out there, at one point or another. He lives in Pasadena with his cat, Skinny, and likes Thai food, English crime dramas, Italian motorcycles, Japanese wristwatches, and American guitars.

Mark Matcho is the official musician for
The Britney Henry Project.

Website: Illustration Portfolio

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Teresa Heath: Photographer

The Britney Henry Project: Photographer

Teresa Heath Photographer.

Equipment: Nikon.
Blog: Teresa's Photo Blog

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Britney Henry Project

Britney Henry - Olympic Hopeful

There was dew on the grass at 8 am when Britney Henry stepped into the hammer ring at at the Arco Olympic Training Center. She trains there six days a week, hoping to earn her spot on the US Track and Field Team and compete in the 2012 Olympics. The field was empty and quiet that morning, the sound broken only by the slap of feet on the concrete ring, Britney' s powerful yell propelling the 8.8 pound hammer 220 feet down field, and the deep thud as the hammer smashes craters into the dirt.

The Britney Henry Project inaugurated their launch with a photo shoot at the Arco Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California on Sunday, November 15th 2009.

Team Members:
  1. Britney Henry - Olympic hopeful, Hammer Throw
  2. Andrei Booriakin - DSLR film maker
  3. Brent Haywood - still photographer
  4. Graham Smith - illustrator / designer
  5. Dawn Vitale - web marketing
  6. Christoph Biehn - DSLR film maker, second unit
  7. Jay Lomahan - still photographer, second unit
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