2016: AUT Millennium
Vertical Pursuit 2016 was the debut of this concept. Over at the AUT Millennium on a newly constructed runway. For this year I combined photography and design and I constructed posters/Instagram tiles as well as create the design and photographs for banners to be placed on either side of the runway that could be used for future VP events. This competition featured international guests: 2x Commonwealth Champion and Multiple Olympic Finalist and Former Oceania Record Holder: Alana Boyd of Australia. Also featured was Jamie Scroop from Australia. (Photographs can be found here ).
2017: Britomart Atrium
2017 stepped it up a notch. With this newfound popularity thanks to McCartney, VP took to the public in a super inconvenient location: the Britomart Atrium: Something I thought of while working at the Nike Run Club. This event was part of the Athletics New Zealand International Series this time round. The work I did for this again combined photography and design but this time utilised photo manipulation for the main promotional image. I combined a photograph I had previously taken of McCartney and matched the angle and photographed roughly where she would 'jump' inside the Britomart Atrium to give the public a visual of what this event will look like. I also constructed a countdown for social media purposes featuring the athletes. International athletes featured were Canadian Record holder (now 2018 Commonwealth Champion) Alysha Newman, as well as Olympic reserve for the United States Morgan Leleux.
SKYCITY Vertical Pursuit 2018: Federal Street
First sponsor with naming rights means adding to the existing logo. With the huge success from Britomart bought big interest into VP. With Federal Street bought on new challenges, not only it is a working road with heaps of foot traffic but its down hill on a slight camber. For this I worked on a little more promo material to be used for digital and print advertising and again, photo manipulations used for main promo material. in conjunction with the Athletics New Zealand International Series with build up to the Commonwealth Games. International Guests were Morgan Leleux again as well as Canadian Olympian Anicka Newell.