Friday, December 16, 2011

One step at a time.

World famous photographer, Tim Mantoani, filmmaker Chris Park, illustrator Graham Smith and illustrator/musician Mark Matcho have teamed up with Olympic Hopeful, Britney Henry to produce a short video showcasing Britney's phenomenal hammer throw.

This is one frame from the hand painted, time lapse opening sequence. The 12 second animated sequence took 6 hours to film, frame by frame - 6 hours work for 12 seconds of film.

Britney has been hammer training for 12 years. This year at the Olympic trials she will have 3 minutes to shine. 12 years work for a 3 minute chance. Dedication, yo.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Interview with Tim Huntley

Tim Huntley interviewed Olympic Hopeful, Britney (The Hammer) Henry for My Athletic Life. Read about a typical day in the life of an Elite Athlete and Britney's training sessions - with video of  Britney throwing her Hammer.

Photo: Graham Smith

Monday, September 19, 2011

Behind the Scenes with Tim Mantoani

We are very excited to have Tim Mantoani join the BHP crew. Tim graciously accepted to photograph Britney, so we all got together at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. He has photographed several professional atheletes, including San Diegos' own Tony Gwynn for the cover of Sports Illustrated. We're looking forward to seeing the incredible images he created with Britney, but until then, here are a few behind the scenes shots.

Many thanks to everyone that rocked it out to make this shoot happen:

Photos by Teresa Heath.
For the gearheads out there: I used the Mamiya C220 with Ilford Delta 3200 and Contax G2 with Ilford HP5+.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Behind the Scenes with Britney & The BHP

The BHP crew caught up with Britney at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA for a photoshoot. What better time than when Brit is in peak condition for the throwing season. While Brent Haywood focused on our star, I grabbed some shots of the goings-on behind the scenes.

Graham Smith checking the shotlist while Britney sasses the camera.

Andrei and Brent setting up the shot. 

Dawn Vitale comes in for a quick touch-up.

Javelin thrower and bestie, Kara Patterson, drops in to say hi.

Film Maker, Andrei Booriakin

The BHP crew wishes Britney the best of luck tomorrow at Mt SAC. Stay tuned for more media from the Relays as well as Brent Haywood's work from the above shoot.

All images © 2011 Teresa Heath

Monday, March 21, 2011

Meet Record - Oregon Preview 2011

Photo by Natalie Rombach

Wearing competition green Addias stripes, Britney Henry breaks her own meet record at the Oregon Preview 2011 by throwing her hammer 218 feet 9 inches in the first pre-season meet of 2011.

 From the Register-Guard by Curtis Anderson: Oregon Preview 2011...
"Former UO standout Britney Henry, who is still coached by the Ducks’ Lance Deal, overcame fouls on her first two throws to uncork a winning effort of 218 feet, 9 inches. Henry broke her own meet record of 216-9, which she set last year.

It was a gratifying season opener for Henry after she was stuck in the San Francisco airport for 12 hours on Friday because of weather delays.

“My body was still mad about that airport stay, but hey, take what you can get,” said Henry, whose PR of 233-10 is just off the “A” standard of 234-7. “A win is a win, and I think that’s pretty good for how I feel right now.” "   Read more...
From the Oregonian by Ken Roe: Oregon Preview 2011...
Oregon track & field: Pros Tyler Mulder, Sally Kipyego and Britney Henry tear up the Oregon Preview record book. Read more...

Monday, February 28, 2011

Practice, practice, practice

Britney Henry at practice.

"A lifetime of training for just ten seconds."
Jesse Owens
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