Official Photographer 2012 Marcello Rostagni www.MarcelloRostagni.com
I first discovered body building and weight lifting many years ago in high school at the age of about 15. I wasn’t a very big 15 year old, only weighing about 130 lbs. I knew I needed to start eating more and pumping some iron if I was ever going to grow some muscle. By the time I graduated High School I weighed about 175 lbs. Shortly after I graduated I moved to Reno, NV and continued to lift weights and lead an active lifestyle. I remember back then looking up to the greats like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane, Franco Columbo, Dorian Yates and many more thinking that these guys were larger than life.
As August 25th, 2012 approaches, I am excited to combine my love for physical fitness with my passion for photography. I was extremely honored when Chris Minnes National Level NPC Bodybuilding Competitor, Power Lifting Champion and owner of the Tahoe Show and Center Podium reached out to me and asked me if I wanted to be the official Tahoe Show photographer for 2012. Chris is the real deal check him out training shoulders at Golds Venice Beach for www.MuscularDevelopment.com
This year’s Tahoe Show will be making bodybuilding history allowing people in attendance for the first time ever to be able to vote for their favorite athlete to receive the “People’s Choice Award”. One man and one woman will be chosen by the audience and featured in a full page layout in Muscular Development Magazine! In addition if you can’t make the trip to Tahoe for whatever reason, no big deal you can still watch the Tahoe Show live on www.TahoeShow.com !
If that wasn’t badass enough, IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Ben Pakulski will be guest posing and hosting a “Athlete Posing Clinic” just 4 weeks out from his Olympia debut and Joey Gloor from the MTV® “I USED TO BE FAT” T.V. Show will be co hosting the event. You also don’t want to miss the free Health and Fitness Expo, bringing together local and national businesses on August 25th from 11:00am-5:00pm. There will be many great products and businesses to check out. If you are interested in being a part of the expo or sponsoring the Tahoe Show follow this link to the sponsorship page. www.tahoeshow.com/sponsorship
Last but definitely not least if you are a competitor in the show you will have two awesome photography options:
Option 1. You can book an On-Stage Shoot for only $75 where you will receive a detailed portfolio that includes comparisons from prejudging and the night show. You worked so hard for this show why wouldn’t you want to capture professional quality images for your portfolio? As the official Tahoe Show photographer I will be the only photographer with access for professional quality photography during the show, don’t settle for your friends Iphone.
Option 2. Location: Lake Tahoe Photo Shoot only $75. You will meet me at Lakeside Beach, located just a couple blocks from the casinos where your shoot will last about 30 minutes. Each participant will receive all the photos from the shoot as well as one professionally re-touched photo. Once again you worked so hard for this show why not let me capture some incredible photos of you for your portfolio with beautiful Lake Tahoe as your back drop! Only 10 Tahoe Location Shoots will be available so book early! For more details or to pre-purchase your photo packages visit www.tahoeshow.com/photography. (Additional retouched photos may be purchased.)
I look forward to photographing you in beautiful Lake Tahoe for the Tahoe Show 2012!