Beach and ocean goers were in for a real thrill on August of 2014 as a dolphin made several jumps out of the water not far from shore. This photo was taken from the fifth floor of the Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico.
Lightning and the Milky Way in Sarasota, Florida
A lighting storm in the Gulf of Mexico can be seen under the Milky Way.
David Byrne - Thanks David! I met David through the Golf Channel. David won Big Break Palm Springs, a golf reality show! (Happy Birthday Dave!) Here’s David’s Twitter and Instagram page.
Casey Bourque – Thanks Casey! I’ve known Casey since the age of 5, when I had to ask my mom if he was a boy or a girl. Casey and his wife Tina run a successful website design business. They also help golfers raise butt cracks of money.
Roger Van Sluis – Thanks Roger! Roger is an Orlando business owner and loves giving back to the community.
Sam Quinn – Thanks Sam! Sam works for a great Orlando business and has been a friend for many years. Rumor has it, he can rehab a bathroom in a weekend.
Craig Kotilinek – Thanks Craig! I can’t take all the credit, considering Craig took my photo. Craig is a videographer based in Orlando, and frequently travels the globe. Video camera companies give him shit for free, which means he has more money to spend on surfboards.
Ricky Shapiro – Thanks Ricky! Met Ricky through the Golf Channel many years ago and unfortunately, he’s still a Yankee’s fan. Oh, and he can’t pose for shit.
Robin! Thanks LT for crafting the best damn hairpiece! And so much more.
Don – Joan – Jeff Cyr. My parents and brother. Because they’re funny. And that’s where I get it from.
Arnold Palmer hosted Peyton Manning in his Bay Hill office during the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Peyton was in town for an interview about Mr. Palmer’s famous autograph style. The interview aired on Golf Channel.
I love when my photos are displayed with great type, design and size! It was great to work with Tom Jackson at Core Golf Academy on photography for his website and marketing materials. And it was a pleasure to once again team up with designer Adrienne Sosbey.
Before this photo shoot, I had never photographed a golf academy. If I went to this academy full time instead of golfing in Maine 6 months out of the year growing up, I might be on the PGA Tour right now! Does it get any better than having Tiger Woods’ coach passing down his philosophies to your staff? I don’t thing so. (more…)
WOW. A silly little photo shoot turned into something bigger than we all expected. Thanks to (in order) Paulina Gretzky (photo by Walter Iooss) and Big Joe Ellicott, Casey Bourque, Jesse Dunbar, my brother Jeff Cyr, Ninja Federico Celano, Ernie Fairles, neighbor Bill Canavan and Mike Wieland!
I’d like to think that Big Joe Ellicott and Bill Canavan are some of the nations top models right now. They’re being called by the biggest ad agencies, companies and modeling agencies in the world. You’ll most likely see them in upcoming advertising campaigns for pants, sports bras, Gillette razors and Adidas shoes.
Thanks for Golf Channel for producing this amazing video!
Thanks to Walter Iooss, my photography idol and legend who photographed Ms. Gretzky for the cover of Golf Digest. I’ve assisted Walter dozens of times throughout the years and appreciate all the lessons. Walter has photographed the top international models in the last 40 years… and I failed miserably to follow in his footsteps.
We’d like to thank all our families and people enjoying this ride with us on social media. It’s great hearing from so many people! It all started with you. Three of us in the photo are originally from Biddeford, Maine. If you haven’t checked out the southern Maine coast, you should!
We’ll be rooting for Dustin Johnson to win The Masters!!!
Cy Cyr is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Florida. Contact him for your next project.
Special thanks to Holly from MyFox Orlando, who put on THE sports bra and pants and struck a pose! Thanks HOLLY!!!! FOX 35 News Orlando
Photographer Walter Iooss is my photography idol. His recent Paulina Gretzky golf cover sparked nationwide interest in Golf Digest this week. And well… I have a sense of humor and called a few friends.
Casey Bourque, my buddy since the age of 5, when we played hockey together in Biddeford, Maine. He played in the 2004 US Open at Shinnecock. Oh, and he won the Maine Amateur in 1995. Follow him on Twitter and check out his Orlando web design business.
Jesse Dunbar, an Orlando realtor that dropped by before his men’s hockey game. Follow him on Twitter.
Jeff Cyr, my brother. He’s a flight instructor and will get plucked up by the airlines within the next year… unless they see this. This is not his flight uniform. He’s not on Twitter or Facebook.
Federico. I don’t know him. He’s a ninja.
Ernie Fairles, originally from Canada, and a golf instructor. Ernie plays the drums and enjoys showing his fiancé jiu jitsu moves.
Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida provided the backdrop for Golf Channel’s Academy show featuring Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie. Filming took place on February 10th an 11th, 2014.
Before filming even started, it was cool to see the looks of the women participating in a cancer fundraiser at Gleneagles as Monty got on the microphone and wished them well and sent them off in their scramble.
I got the chance to make many portraits and action shots of Colin. In addition to filming segments on putting, short game and driving, he took part in a Ryder Cup interview that will be broadcast later this year.
The Golf Channel team busted out their 32 camera GoPro system. The results are here.
Colin entertained the crew for two days with his skills, British humor and personality. Be sure to check out the Colin Montgomerie specials on Golf Channel!
Click links at left to see other golfers I’ve photographed for Golf Channel, Yamaha, Mitsubishi and more.
Contact Cy to hire a photographer for your next portrait Nationwide. We photograph golf courses, staff and products.
I worked with the video team from Brighthouse, an Orlando ad agency and the staff at Arnold Palmer Invitational for the stills promoting Mr. Palmer’s March 2014 golf tournament.
You can find multiple billboards (below) around Central Florida promoting the tournament. Publix supermarkets also have stand alone and point of sale campaigns (last photo). You can also find my work on arnoldpalmerinvitational.com (above) and banner ads if Google knows you’re a golfer!
The photos were taken in December 2013 at Mr. Palmer’s Bay Hill Golf Club in Orlando.
It was fun photographing Mr. Palmer raking a sand trap, cutting blades of grass, changing out flags, polishing the trophy, socializing with production staff, interacting with his dog, and inviting players to his tournament.
The Arnold Palmer Invitational 2014 tournament is March 17-23, get your tickets today!
The Merry Mex. SIX majors. Marine. Golf Hall of Fame. A rubber snake. Struck by lightning. 29 PGA tour wins. Yamaha Golf Car Lover!
We photographed Mr. Lee Trevino on December 15, 2013 at Reunion Golf Resort in Orlando for Yamaha. Even at 8am, this legend had our crew laughing. It didn’t hurt that we were also working with Adrienne Ferreira. Please, Google her.
We made pictures of Mr. Trevino for about 6 hours. We had multiple Profoto lighting setups and locations including 18th fairway, clubhouse, proshop, green screen and a private home. We were using the Yamaha fleet vehicle, personal, transportation and a refreshment car. Who the heck doesn’t like seeing that thing on the golf course!
It was also really interesting to hear Mr. Trevino work with a video crew for an hour. He spoke of his beloved Yamaha Golf Car he had for 22 years. It was unscripted and genuine. Yamaha probably doesn’t advise this, my Mr. Trevino said he never changed the oil, spark plugs or anything for that matter. You could tell he loved the product.
Yamaha is using the imagery on their website, advertising, brochures, collateral and more. Below is a website screenshot.
It was great seeing my work displayed at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida. Yamaha used 8 large prints high in the corners of the booth, four more large inside high, and dozens more inside the booth. What’s really wild is that Donald Trump showed up in the booth during Mr. Trevino’s appearance!