And now for something completely different

At the university where I teach, one of the student groups is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament fundraiser in a few weeks. They asked me to make the photograph for their promotional poster so, seeing an opportunity to do something out-of-the-ordinary, I agreed. They'd bring the, um, "talent" and I'd bring the camera and lights. Here's my favorite image from the session:


These guys evidently show up to the basketball games dressed like this to rally the crowd. The school's new mascot is the Red Lion, so that makes sense; not sure how Darth Maul in long johns figures in but, hey, whatever works.  For those interested, the technical details for the shot are here.

While we had the lights set up, I made a quick portrait of one of the students who also plays for the women's basketball team.


I wish the students well with their event and hope they raise a bunch.