US Figure Skating, Here I come!

The Joys of Moving

Whenever you pick up and move a small business, you risk the chance of losing clients. As a photographer, one of my favorite and most reliable clients is US Figure Skating. I’ve been working with them for years and was anxious that I wouldn’t be able to shoot for them once I moved to North Carolina. So, imagine my relief when I got an email from Troy, their Editor in Chief, saying they’d love to have me back!

Madison Chock and Evan Bates dance in a studio
Madison Chock and Evan Bates for US Figure Skating

Next month, I’ll be leaving on a jet plane to Colorado Springs to shoot their annual Champs Camp event. It will be my fifth year shooting magazine covers for them! Over the last few years I’ve had the opportunity to shoot portraits of rising stars and icons in the sport, including Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold, Maia and Alex Shibutani, Adam Rippon, Jason Brown, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and many, many more.

Ashley Wagner and Adam Rippon for US Figure Skating Magazine
Ashley Wagner and Adam Rippon for US Figure Skating
Maia and Alex Shibutani portrait for US Figure Skating Magazine
Maia and Alex Shibutani for US Figure Skating
Alexa and Chris Knierim for US Figure Skating

My point in all this is to express thanks. I’m so thankful that a small organization like US Figure Skating continually has me back to work with them, year after year, even going so far as incurring the expense of flying me in from across the country! It’s such an honor to be able to photograph these athletes who represent our country with so much talent. I can’t wait to see what we create this year.

Nathan Chen prepares for competition
Nathan Chen for US Figure Skating

Also, retaining this wonderful relationship gives me even more optimism about the fantastic new clients I’ll be meeting here in Raleigh, NC! There’s so much talent in this town to discover. Here’s to creating fantastic new work in my new home.

2 Comments US Figure Skating, Here I come!

  1. Barbara Reichert August 4, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Hans, our athletes love working with you and, of course, subjects, readers, staff, etc., love the results of your skill and work! See you at Champs Camp! — Barb

    1. Hans August 4, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks so much! It’s an honor each and every time. See you all in a couple weeks!


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