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BOTE Presents // Harry :: Godspeed

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The chatter I hear most about Harry is "Dang, Harry is crushing the redfish on Crab Island again," or "Did you hear about the tarpon Harry just caught from his paddle board in the Gulf?" The easy angle to take on Harry Madison would have been to shoot him catching fish.

If you are lucky enough to know him, you will quickly see how he somehow gets away with a lot. I mean.... He fishes and surfs whenever he wants. Who gets to live like that? He has amazing kids and a beautiful wife that signs off on this behavior. Truth is, there is much more to Harry than what you see on the surface. Sure, he runs a business fixing boards, but really, his life is dedicated to service and "doing the next right thing." From youth pastor to basketball coach, he gives himself and his time freely to making other people happy.

The direction I received for this project was "Find out how Harry gets to live this amazing lifestyle and shoot it the way you take pictures." Besides fishing, the first thing I thought of was his beast of a truck. That's kind of where the idea began, and from there I wanted to tell the story of who Harry is. I guess you are who you hang out with, so his dog, his family, the kids he mentors, they all speak to what makes Harry Harry. And being around him makes you a better person too. He just kind of rubs off on you and you don't even realize it's happening.

Two Guys on Surfboards at Sunset
Harry Sanding Surfboard
Harry Making Surfboards
Harry Working
Harry and Kids at beach with surfboards
Harry Polishing Surfboard
Silhouette of Bird Flying
Harry on BOTE Rover
Harry Fishing off BOTE Rover
Harry on BOTE Rover off Destin Beach
Redfish Swimming in Emerald Water
Harry Sitting in Front of House
Harry and Family Portrait
Family in Backyard with Boards
Harry Watching People Play Basketball
Guy Dunking Basketball
Basketball Players Holding basketballs
Pitbull licking Harry's Face
Pitbull Driving
Rackham BOTE Paddle Board on Truck
Harry Driving Yellow Truck
Harry pointing on Beach at Sunset
Grabbing Rods from Tackle Rac
Black and White Tarpon
Tarpon Jumping Out of The Water
Harry Pulling Large Tarpon onto BOTE Rackham Paddle Board