Dakota and Sophia are my nieces. They are 16 and 13 years old, respectively, and they are both athletic, and very talented and good.
Dakota is a state champion in swimming, and she excels in water polo. Sophia is good at pretty much anything she touches be it soccer, basketball, lacrosse or swimming.
In the images, I wanted to show the focus and intensity that it takes to get to where they are and further. So I asked Dakota to picture herself on a starting block of an event that, if she won, would mean qualifying to the Olympics. Sophia, I had her imagine herself just before an overtime of the biggest game she’d ever played. I think they did really well.