I am so excited to show you the Hyundai ad that features my photograph of Toomer’s! I took the picture at the celebration after the Auburn Tigers won the National Championship in January 2011. At the time I was a little self-conscious lugging my camera and tripod around in that massive crowd but it paid off!! The art producer of Innocean Worldwide, an advertisement company, contacted me to discuss usage permission and fees for the photograph after finding it on my flickr website. The ad is currently running in the ESPN magazine. The War Eagle Reader also wrote an article featuring the ad.
The print says, “There will always be people who claim they were at THE game, as though being present was the only measure of loyalty. But true fans feel a greater connection than one created by mere ticket stubs. The pride they share stretches across time with people they know they’ll never meet. Who stomped and cheered and sang and wept just like they do today. Because when you’re truly loyal – even if you’re not in the stadium – you ARE at every game. Including the ones before you were born. Especially the ones after you’re gone.”