A behind-the-scenes look at what goes on during World Cup Luge when you've got an all-access pass.
Track Prep. Photo courtesy of John DiGiacomo
The thrill of victory. Photo courtesy of John DiGiacomo
Stretching for gold. Photo courtesy of John DiGiacomo
Pre-slide pep talk. Photo courtesy of John DiGiacomo
Capturing the moments that matter. Photo courtesy of John DiGiacomo
Gold medal moment. Photo courtesy of John DiGiacomo
Podium prep. Photo courtesy of John DiGiacomo
Warm-ups. Photo courtesy of Jake Sporn
Meet the Press. Photo courtesy of Jake Sporn
Cooling the steels. Photo courtesy of Jake Sporn
John DiGiacomo and Jake Sporn
About John DiGiacomo
In 2009, because of a series of life altering events, John decided to leave his position as a corporate executive and pursue a career as a professional freelance photographer, specializing in nature and landscapes, sports, and architectural photography. This decision afforded John the opportunity to pursue his passion for photography on a full-time basis, as well as his love of the outdoors. John is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, Sports Shooter, the International Association of Architectural Photographers, the Real Estate Photographers of America and Nikon Professional Services.
Residing in Lake Placid, New York, John has spent many years exploring the endless wonders of the Adirondack Park. He can usually be found, with camera gear in tow, hiking, paddling or back country skiing in its six million acres.
Jake Sporn is an outdoor sports enthusiast turned photographer after a serious injury. In an effort to continue involvement with the activities he loves, he picked up his camera and started capturing moments from the sidelines. He quickly progressed from occasional shoots to carrying his camera daily.
With every experience, Jake feels he learns something new, whether it directly connects with photography or life in general. He is motivated by his curiosity about the world and his journey to understand the mechanics of life, and wants to document his journey through photos.