A passion for sports photography

I started my professional life working on television sports productions in the Washington D.C. area and then 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 at Indiana University (made famous by the movie Breaking Away) supported investments in the special equipment needed to cover sports. For 12 years I was a regular contributor to the AP NewsWire and a variety of local, regional, and national publications.

The decline of the business 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 schools and families, sports is one of my areas of expertise.

College football

For more than 35 years I have covered Indiana football at home and away. The drive to Penn State is worth it to experience the buzz in Happy Valley.

Highlights from a Big Ten Football game at Penn State University

College basketball

Recent work from Rutgers and Penn State made for the Daily Hoosier.

Highlights from Indiana at Rutgers and Penn State in the 2022-23 season.

Sports Around the East Coast

Opportunities to cover college sports have been curtailed as newspapers close or restrict spending. Rutgers joining the BigTen has helped, and Penn State isn't too far away. I've also covered games in Washington and in Boston since it is easy to get around the area from New York City.

Big Ten basketball game between Indiana and UConn
Dunk shot by Indiana vs UConn
The bench watches nervously during a Big Ten basketball game
Punter gets the kick off as a defender tries to get a hand on the ball
Quarterback gets tackled during a Big Ten football game
Lineman celebrates a big play during a Big Ten football game
The Penn State mascot in late afternoon light at Beaver Stadium.
Penn State player evades a tackle by Indiana
Indiana Men's Soccer team reacts to losing in the NCAA Championship game in Philadelphia
Indiana heading during championship game versus Stanford

Sports from Indiana

I started covering Indiana University more than 40 years ago. Initially for television but eventually as a photographer. My time as a staff photographer/editor at the Indiana Daily Student took me to nearly every Big Ten campus and to NCAA tournaments. I was a regular contributor to the Associated Press photo service for a dozen years, and I published The Crimson Review, an annual photo review from 1994-1997. I rounded out my time as the photographer for Inside Indiana until I completed graduate school and moved to New York.

Hitting out of the bunker at the Univ of Michigan golf course
Action from the big rivalry game at Purdue
Clearing the bar during Big Ten Track and Field Championships at the Univ. of Minnesota
Off to the races at the championships at Minnesota
Time out during the first round of the Women's NCAA tournament at the University of Georgia
Utah rebounding against IU in the Maui Invitational Tournament.
At the wall during a softball game in Bloomington.
Coach Mallory watches as the spring scrimmage winds down with an unexpected victor
At the NCAA Soccer Championships at Davidson College in North Carolina
Bobby Knight nose to nose with an official at Assembly Hall
Interception by Indiana versus Penn State at Memorial Stadium
Hurdlers during a meet at Indiana.