Archive for January, 2011
Boozer and da Bulls January 23rd, 2011
I’ve never aspired to photograph professional sports. I’m not a huge fan, and I’d rather spend time with people that aren’t millionaires. Your access is much better with poor people. But oh, the free popcorn! There’s a lot of downtime, but it’s kinda addicting.
The first time I photographed Derrick Rose was 2007. Rose lead Simeon to a Super-Sectional victory over St. Joseph. The St. Joe’s team included NBA’er Evan Turner and ILL’s Demetri McCamey. Rose was always super friendly. His mother loved to talk about her son. I need to find those photos.
2010 – the way I see it January 1st, 2011
Most people take pictures to remember, I’m in it for the experience. As a teenager I heard John H. White tell us, “A camera is your passport to the world.” True, not only has it taken me into some amazing places, it’s led me to make some great friends.
I had some really fun days last year. Some really sad days and even some really boring, sit and wait for a guy to walk out of court days. How many people can knock on a strangers door, be invited in, and witness their life?
These are a few of my favorite frames last year. They may not be the best photos, but they were good times.