The Opaque

 

A still and video shoot for ESPN Magazine. We shot in a warehouse in Van Nuys using a Phantom camera for the video. The featured athletes are Olympic swimmers Jessica Hardy and Nathan Adrian. A dumpster with a pond-liner was filled with a mixture of water and secret ingredients! It was then warmed with a pool heater for the athletes’ comfort. The athletes loved the concept and had a lot of fun swimming in the “milk”!

 

Jessica Hardy and Nathan Adrian for ESPN.  ©Departamento

©2014 Carlos Serrao

©2014 Carlos Serrao

©2014 Carlos Serrao

©2014 Carlos Serrao

©2014 Carlos Serrao

©2014 Carlos Serrao

The set showing the shooting platform above the tank.

The set showing the shooting platform above the tank.

Filling the tank and preparing the set for the athletes’ arrival.

Filling the tank and preparing the set for the athletes’ arrival.