On Seeing, A Journal. #484
The SHAPE of the NFL: Jamie Gillan
Punter, New York Giants
June 28, 2022
Photographed and interviewed, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in New York City.
Gillan was born in Scotland and had a scholarship to play rugby. He then came to the Untied States and went to Leonardtown High School in Maryland. UK Rugby lead to American football punting: he was awarded a college scholarship to punt for the football team at Arkansas-Pine Bluff College. He is currently the punter for the NFL’s New York Giants.
I want to thank Bardia Ghahremani, Gillan’s agent, who was instrumental in facilitating our shoot.
My goal was to create photographs that said “Punt”. I found a few photographic solutions that I believe accurately represent his skill as a punter.
I asked my assistant Russ Heller to make a few videos demonstrating Jamie’s punting and my method for keeping equipment and studio protected. I enlisted Jamie’s NFL agent, Bardia Ghahremani, the fellow in the blue shirt, to assist us by holding the “C” stand with the net. Click the image below to watch a short clip of the punt.
Great work, Jamie. I wish you good luck.
“I always tell my players in the first three years of playing football, “If you do it right, you should have three-quarters of a million dollars saved. If, after three years you get a second contract, you might get 50 million dollars.”