Category: Sports

The Sound of the Sounders and the Sight of Kindness

June 24th, 2011 Permalink

Shot my first MLS game last night – the Seattle Sounders vs the New York Red Bulls.  What an experience.  The chants, the energy and the stadium packed with fans in green and blue was a completely new experience to me.  Shooting a pro game for the first time is thrilling but it is also [...]

Shot my first MLS game last night – the Seattle Sounders vs the New York Red Bulls.  What an experience.  The chants, the energy and the stadium packed with fans in green and blue was a completely new experience to me.  Shooting a pro game for the first time is thrilling but it is also stressful.  Finding the right entrance, walking into a press room full of strangers, following the protocol and figuring out the mores of the other journalists is enough to throw you completely off.  Luckily,  I  had the privilege of being taken under the wing of great photographer and all around decent human being Anthony Bolante.
All I can say is that the night went so wrong that whatever I shot last night would not have been possible without him.

Joakim’s my Jordan

March 15th, 2011 Permalink

When Michael Jordan was a big star in Chicago, I understood everyone’s craze to a point – but I didn’t seem to care as much as a lot of Chicago fans. Now that I shoot sports I’ve come to appreciate them – more so when I find a personality. I care when I start to care about a person rather than a bunch of stats. Then I “get it”.

Three years ago I saw Joakim Noah in the hallway and I thought “who is that fascinating creature?” Then I found out his nickname was Stick-Stickety and I was hooked. To me, he is the coolest player to watch and to shoot.