Monthly Archives: February 2011

2011 Daytona 500 NASCAR race


Twenty year old Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500 in one of the wildest races in ages. The kid who had no major sponsor the day before the race and who last week couldn’t get anyone to speak to him at the NASCAR media day, silenced everyone!

He won the race in the last lap with no help from his teammates and held off Carl Edwards for his first Sprint Cup victory in only his second Cup race.
This God loving dude laid down the pedal when it mattered and hasn’t stopped smiling since, I guarantee you his jaws are hurting right now…..anyways, Congrats young man and thanks for making the weekend a good time for all!
Images found here: http://alexmenendez.photoshelter.com/.

Capital One VISIGOTHS



I shot over 1000 images for a promo with the Capital One Visigoths yesterday. You, know, the “viking” looking guys who wreak havoc in whatever city they decide to invade. This was without a doubt one of the funnest shoots that I have had in years. I laughed my butt off for about 7 straight hours and gasped for air everytime they got around a good looking girl.

This was an assignment for Cap One and Kohls.
I am sending images to them when they return to L.A. and can’t wait to work with them again…
Thanks Guys

Jadeveon Clowney picks SC


Jadeveon Clowney, the number one high school player in the nation picked South Carolina as his school to play football at this season. There was much speculation as to who he would pick as his school. I shot him as he practiced for the Under Armour All American football game last month. CBS sports picked up the story and ran my image today on their site. Pretty cool and I am pleased that my assignment paid off.

More images can be found on my www.alexmenendez.photoshelter.com website.

Magic dominate Clippers


The Orlando Magic had a pretty good night against Blake Griffin and the LA Clippers last night. Dwight was suppose to wear goggles to protect his scratched eyeball but he decided that he couldn’t see through them very well and played on without them.

The new arena is a bit more difficult to shoot in than the old Amway arena. The crowd sits back more from the floor and there are some lighting fixtures that cause massive flares when you are shooting wide. It will take a while to get use to them I suppose.
Anyway, lets hope the Magic can get back on track and make another successful run at the playoffs……off to shoot the UCF Knights Mens basketball team tonite…..putting in my earplugs as I type.