Project Open Archive
For years I’ve joked that one of these days I would open up my photography archives.
It always felt like a shame that only a handful of my images got seen in magazines and ads, and many (far more interesting) images and their stories just sat on my computer and a collection of hard drives.
What a shame to have all these memories and stories tucked away gathering dust in a corner, and worse yet, how sad to have all these amazing stories be forgotten when my memory goes. I’m not that old, but even I’m forgetting what is hidden in the hundreds of thousands of images I’ve taken over the years.
Well, no more jokes anymore. The time feels right and I’m making it happen.
Welcome to SHIVSPIX Project Open Archive.
This is a personal project I’m launching to revive SHIVSPIX.com and open up my years of archives.
The reason I started SHIVSPIX.com in the first place was as a way to share all the photographs I was taking with everyone who was kind enough to let me photograph them.
That purpose hasn’t changed.
For some of you this project will be like going down memory lane, and for others it will be an eye-opening look at what training for the Olympics actually looks like. (A journey that can be both mind numbingly dull and shockingly intense both at the same time!)
In some strange way this project has me both nervous and excited (or nervousited as a friend of mine likes to say), mostly because even I have no idea what I might find in these archives.
So let’s find out together. Here we go.
Have any ideas? Anything specific you’d like to see? Let me know 🙂
Recently added galleries
If the smiles in the photos don’t prove how much fun we were having, then hopefully this little video will.
I can’t begin to describe how fun this shoot was, but hopefully these behind the scenes images give a taste of it.
Team USA women’s team portraits