Photographer, “Time to Scramble” (p. 48)
What are your feelings about rugby after this
shoot? Although I played soccer at this same age, I
always admired rugby for its toughness and speed.
The team camaraderie and discipline on this shoot
were very nostalgic for me. The dedication of the
excellent coaching staff was inspiring, too.
What do you enjoy most about shooting sports?
I like getting my camera in close. So many of my
clients and subjects will attest to this. When you’re
granted such generous access, the result is imagery that is more intimate and
real. As with this shoot, I was grateful for the opportunity.
Where has your work appeared before? In print, web and television, some of
my clients include Chase Bank, EA Games, Mennen Speed Stick, Pottery Barn,
Williams Sonoma, Yoga Journal. See more at tonygeorgephotography.com.
Illustrator, “Time to Fly” (p. 52)
How would you rate yourself at public
What did you enjoy the most about this
project? I have t wo teenagers at home. I loved
this piece. I have so much faith in this generation — these kids are smarter and more
mature than us and fiercely dedicated to making a better world than the one we’re leaving
them. Let’s help them out as much as we can.
Where has your work appeared before? I’ve
freelanced for The New York Times since I was
21, The Wall Street Journal nearly as long, put in
19 years at Slate.com, and worked extensively
for Time, Newsweek and pretty much everything in print at one time or another. And ... I
draw kids’ books. Over 30 out, by last count.
Writer, “Time to Fly” (p. 52)
Wedding, graduation, etc. — what kind of speech do you enjoy giving the
most? I don’t really enjoy giving speeches. I’m comfortable standing up in
front of 30 high school students, but in the adult world I’m borderline ago-raphobic. Nonetheless, I am flattered and ultimately say yes when asked to
speak. Like pretty much everything in life, a speech is only scary until you
suck it up and just do it.
Any public speaking tips that didn’t make the story? They say picture
everyone naked. I’m more about picturing everyone in Borat thongs.
Where has your work appeared before? Nowhere! This is like my rookie
baseball card. I only started writing seriously a couple years ago. I currently
am making a documentary with actor/director/producer Charles Haid.
Stephanie Keefe Martin
Writer, “Time to Scramble” (p. 48)
What’s the most interesting thing you
learned about rugby while writing this
story? How much those who have played
love the sport of rugby. There is an affinity
for this sport that is unlike the fandom of
What advice would you give to someone
interested in playing? Just give it a go.
Rugby players are so welcoming of those
new to the sport. But make sure you are fit
first — there is a lot of running involved.
Where has your work appeared before?
My work has appeared in Sailing World
and Sea Magazine, and I’m the author of
Big Game Bigger Impact, a chronicle of how
San Francisco not only hosted Super Bowl
50 but redefined the big game experience
in the process.