a passion for sports
I started my professional life working on television sports productions in the Washington D.C. area and the midwest. But it is pretty hard to hang a video on the wall so I changed sides to print journalism in college. Division I colleges field a wide variety of teams, but football, basketball, soccer, and the Little 500 bicycle race supported investments in the special equipment needed. For 12 years I was a regular contributor to the AP NewsWire and a variety of local, regional, and national publications. The decline of daily journalism has limited my assignment work since I moved to New York City, but I jump at the opportunities when they come up. Sports are a big part of pre-college experiences too and it is fun to have the equipment to make photos that you can't make with a smart phone. Sports build community and great sports photographs raise the bar. Whether it is professional style trading cards for a youth baseball league, the first (and maybe the only) college athletics yearbook, or great images for families sports is one of my areas of expertise.
For more than 15 years I have covered Indiana football at home and away. Since moving to NYC I jump at the chance to cover games on the east coast.