Igor gets his shoes

 

I recently photographed Igor Vovkovinskiy, the tallest person living in America, after he received three new pairs of shoes from Reebok.  Vovkovinskiy is 7 feet 8.33 inches tall and has lived in Rochester since he was a kid. Most of the photos I shot were of Igor being interviewed by WCCO reporter Holly Wagner, who is 5 feet 1 inch tall. The juxtaposition of the two very different sized persons is what makes the photos so interesting. The story of Igor getting his shoes went out on the AP wire and was picked up by news websites and papers around the world. It was a pretty cool experience to see a photograph I shot get so much attention, especially since it was taken right before I quit my job at the Post-Bulletin. I guess it’s nice to go out on a high note. I also suspect that someone in Reebok’s marketing department is getting a nice raise!

 

 

 

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