The month of July was an exciting time in my life. On the first of the month, I started a new internship with the Daily Herald in Provo, UT. Having grown up in the midwest, the chance to move to a totally new landscape has been extremely rewarding. Later in the month, I was given an opportunity to attend the Sports Photography Workshop in Colorado Springs. During my time in Colorado, I was able to meet and learn from some of the best in the business. I highly recommend the workshop for anyone looking to cultivate their career, and do so with a fantastic group of people. The following photos were made during daily assignments for the paper, with the last two being made at the workshop. Enjoy. Continue reading ›
I spent the last two days of my time in Corydon watching a group of people dig a hole, put Sam inside of it, and then proceed to fill it back in. There have been a few instances in the past year where I have gotten very nervous for someone’s safety while working on this project, and this experience was one of those times. A coffin was built out of plywood a couple days before I had the chance to head back out, and a loss of oxygen was a huge concern for everyone. Thanks to some last minute improvisions however, there was at least a flow of oxygen into the coffin. After a little over an hour underground Sam was dug up, and everyone went home. Continue reading ›
Today I took a trip out to Corydon to see the guys for the first time after graduation. As usual they managed to get into some trouble, but I was able to capture a few quiet moments as well. I hope to spend a lot of time with the crew before I leave Louisville next month.
This past weekend I shot my last men’s basketball game at The Convocation Center in Athens, OH. In less than two months I will be graduating and moving into the next chapter of my life, but I will never forget the countless hours spent in The Convo. While I was tearing down my last shoot, I started to get a little nostalgic about the whole process. To many the building represents an oversized arena that houses our mid-major basketball team, but to myself it is something much different. The photos below are from the last couple games in The Convo this year. Continue reading ›
This year I was fortunate enough to be invited back to shoot the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, OH. The event, which was celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, featured over 40 sports and 18,000+ athletes. I was hired on by the festival organizers, and with a team of 10 others we tackled the four day event together. Our team was tasked with covering the festival from every angle and photographing each sport. The shoot required long 18 hour days with little time for rest, but the feeling of knowing that you have poured every ounce of your own energy into something is truly rewarding. When the dust had settled and all were accounted for, our team had shot over 45,000 images. The edit below is a small glimpse of my 12,200 frame take. Continue reading ›