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Nashville Junior Roller Girls & Parents. March 19, 2012
I did a quick photoshoot for the Nashville Junior Roller Girls a few months ago, and I wanted to give some quick linklove to them. NJRD is an awesome organization run by an ex-skater and ref. As they say on their website, their mission is “to nurture self-confidence in young women by developing teamwork and athletic ability while encouraging individuality within a culture of discipline, sisterhood, and stewardship through the competitive sport of roller derby.” It’s a pretty great program, and it’ll be pretty amazing to see how this impacts the level of skill once the first couple of graduating classes of kids start skating with the adults.
They and the Nashville Roller Girls will be splitting a doubleheader at the fairgrounds this weekend — yes, during the state fair. $10 gets you entry to both bouts and access to the fair, so it’s a pretty sweet deal. Doors open at 4:30, the juniors play at 5:30 and the growns play at 7:15. See you there! (Buy tickets here.)
A referee looks on as the Nashville Roller Girls scrimmage with the new rules for the year. January 16, 2013.
#39, Goblynn, of the Hard Knox Roller Girls. June 12, 2010.
One of my favorite shots from the Honky Tonk Stomp in 2012 of one of my favorite skaters, Goblynn, who retired earlier this year.
Lady Fury of the Nashville Roller Girls. Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN. September 15, 2012.
Photographing roller derby has given me an opportunity to learn and perfect pan shots — a skill that has been surprisingly useful elsewhere! I was pretty proud of a couple of shots from their most recent bout last weekend, this one included.
An R2 unit at the Chattanooga Convention Center. May 12, 2012.
Ah, levitation — the force is strong with this one. I had just about the same reaction, but I managed to take this picture nonetheless.
Municipal Auditorium, March 24, 2012.
A few veterans of the Nashville Rollergirls look on before the season opener bout.
Fans at the Nashville Roller Girls’ pre-season bout. February 4, 2012.
Never a shortage of colorful characters. I can only assume the guy on the right is distant progeny of this guy.
Miss Murder, Hard Knox Roller Girls.
One of my favorite portraits from the Honky Tonk Stomp last year.