One of my very first assignments for the Globe wasn’t really my assignment at all. Instead, I was assisting staffer Deborah Baic on her shoot with Josh Cassidy, a paralympic athlete Deb was going to take some stills and video of on a training run.
Toronto’s been scorching all summer and this day was no different. We met Josh in a parking lot in Oakville and we were all sweating before we even started shooting.
My job was basically to drive Josh’s car while Deb shot out of the raised hatchback. It took me a while to figure out how to keep pace but I think I got the hang of it eventually. Clearly I wasn’t doing much shooting but I did manage to get a few frames in here and there.
Josh, by the way, rode 27 kilometres in 30+ degree heat, past construction and a steady stream of exhaust. I honestly couldn’t believe it. I was sweating in the car with the air conditioner on. He was also very charming. Crossing my fingers for him in London.
Deb’s video here: