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Jun 14, 2010

Compete Magazine / MVP, by Y.M.I.J.

Two magazine features in less than a month - I can't complain!  This time in the form of Compete Magazine, a sports illustrated-esque magazine featuring comprehensive global sports information to and for the gay community in hopes of inpsiring readers to participate in sports as athletes and fans.  Each month, they select and interview an athletic "MVP," an individual who participates actively in organized/league sports.  Guess who happens to be an extremely competitive tennis player?  And with the summer tennis season in full swing, a busy tournament schedule ahead, and the professional circuit's Grand Slams well underway, I find this article quite suitable.

Compete reached out to me and expressed interest so I contacted Y.M.I.J. Photography and asked if we could collaborate on a set of new images for this exclusive feature.  We found a nearby fencing enclosure, I brought my tennis gear and outfit, and we spent a Sunday evening capturing images.  Our efforts from this shoot resulted in a centerfold feature for June's MVP section.  Many thanks to Y.M.I.J. for another successful collaboration and to Alfonzo Chavez of Compete Magazine for the published article.  It looks amazing!

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