Portraits: Lyra Health Boston.

Here are a few portraits I shot recently for Lyra Health in the Boston area. These portraits are simple and quick when it comes to lighting. Thanks to all the subjects for being so great to work with!

Photos: Ray Borque & Terry O’Reilly at Bruins Warrior Ice Arena.

Boston Bruins legends Ray Borque and Terry O’Reilly attended an event last week at the Bruins practice facility, Warrior Ice Arena, in Brighton, Massachusetts. 

Here are a few general event coverage photos from the evening.

Photos: New England Patriots Defeat Pittsburgh Steelers To Win AFC Championship.

Here are a few of my images from the end of this year’s AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was at the game as an editor for Pittsburgh Steelers Team Photographer and all around good guy, Karl Roser. 

I know what it’s like to work directly for a team, and I know that as a photographer or social media editor, your job can be really tough when things don’t go your team’s way on the field. Unfortunately, that was the case in this game, as Tom Brady and the Patriots rolled past Pittsburgh on their way to the Super Bowl. 

At the end of the game, there weren’t any pictures (from a Steelers PR standpoint) to post, so I was free to shoot some features of the Pats celebrations and trophy ceremony. There were a few nice moments with some of the guys. Thanks again to Karl and the Steelers for having me on board!

2016: Year In Review.

Another year has come to a close, and as I’ve done in the past, I’m taking a little bit of time to look back at my year of shooting. I always think it’s a good exercise that helps you compile what you’ve done, look at how you’ve grown, and see where you still need to learn and improve. It was another busy year in 2016. I’m lucky to be able to say that it was nonstop from January all the way through December. I like to be busy, so I took on a lot this year and worked really hard.  

Above is a gallery of my favorite images and favorite memories from 2016. Click on any individual photo to enlarge it. I’ve also included some of my favorite video pieces from the year. 

I completed my seventh year as a photographer working in Major League Baseball, and my fifth as a Boston Red Sox team photographer. 2016 was a transitional year for us at Fenway Park, as the photography staff was melded into the Marketing Department under a newly formed, specialized group called Creative Services. That transition certainly presented it’s challenges, but also gave me the opportunity to work on some cool projects that I wouldn’t have been able to contribute to in the past. From a shooting standpoint, I had a few lightbulb moments of clarity during the season that I’m excited to build upon starting on day one of Spring Training in 2016. I also felt like I began to push the boundaries a little more, and made better images on a more consistent basis, rather than just here and there. I wan to continue to be bolder, closer, and more creative in my shooting for the Red Sox in 2017.

As in year’s past, with my full-time responsibilities at the Red Sox, I’ve had to make some sacrifices on the freelance side of my career. Still, I was able to navigate the schedule and take on as much freelance work as I possibly could. It was great to be back at the BNP Paribas Open and Connecticut Open to keep shooting the professional tennis world that I love so much. As you’ll see above, there were several unique sporting events that I go to cover for Getty Images, which I’m very thankful for. I also tried my best to continue to work for new clients, and maintain relationships I’ve built over time with old ones.  

On the video side, I continued to shoot, edit, and produce work. While I didn’t make as many videos this year as in 2015, I believe the ones I did make were of much higher quality, and were more polished overall. I’m excited to continue growing on the video side in the coming year. 

As with every year, I learned a lot, both professionally and personally. There are still questions that I toss around in my head all the time. Am I doing the right thing? Am I working enough? Am I working too much? Am I where I want to be in my career? I’m not sure the answers to these questions ever become crystal clear, so I just try to keep my head down, work hard, and trust the process. What’s most important is how lucky I am to be surrounded by amazing people in all areas of my life. Friends, family, colleagues, and mentors. I’m thankful for the support and love I feel from so many people every day. 

As always, thank you for following along all year! Happy New Year!

I’m excited for 2017. 

 

Photos: New England Patriots vs. Cincinnati Bengals.

Here are some images from Tom Brady’s return to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro today for this first time since serving his suspension from the National Football League. I covered the Patriots’ game against the Cincinnati Bengals for Getty Images.

Nothing too crazy in the way of action or reaction from my side of the field, the visitor’s side. The Patriots shut this one down pretty quickly in the second half, and many of the New England jubilation moments happened on the far side. 

It felt great to be shooting football! I’m hoping to shoot more games this season. 

Photos: Teen Night At The Gardner Museum.

I was back at the beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston last week to shoot “Teen Takeover” night. The event is the museum’s first ever showcase for teen artists. It is designed by teens, made for teens, and run by teens. Guests put on and witnessed performances and movies by teen artists and musicians, collaborated on art projects, and enjoyed tours of the museum. Here is more information about the program. 

I had a great time shooting! The night was filled with vibrant, youthful energy, which makes shooting a lot of fun. Thank you to the Gardner, as always, for having me!

 

PHOTOS: COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO – Argentina vs. Venezuela.

Here are some images from last night’s Copa America Centenario quarter-final match between Argentina and Venezuela. I covered the game for Getty Images Latin America. 

It was amazing to watch Argentina, and Lionel Messi (arguably the best footballer in the world), play. The amount of talent packed into that team, and Messi in particular, is unbelievable. 

Nothing too crazy, but a dominant performance by Argentina made for some solid images. I had a great time shooting!

PHOTOS: COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO – Brazil VS. Peru.

Here are images from another Copa America Centenario match at Gillette Stadium this weekend, this time between the National teams of Brazil and Peru. Brazil came into this one the heavy favorites, but were stunned with a 1-0 loss on a controversial potential hand-ball goal from Peru. 

I had a good time shooting this game for Getty Images Latin America! Thanks for having me on board.

Photos: Copa America Centenario – Chile vs. Bolivia.

The Copa American Centenario is happening across the United States, and list night, Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts played host to a match between the Chilean and Bolivian national teams.

Bolivia came into this game as the clear underdog, but played Chile very tight, which made for an exciting game. If not for an unfortunate penalty call late in the game to allow Chilean star Artruro Vidal to score the game winner on a penalty kick, they could have had a chance to win. The moment did make for a nice picture, though, as Vidal turned right to where I was shooting from.

It was nice to get a break from baseball, and it’s always great to shoot for the team at Getty Images. More soccer for me coming up on Sunday night – Brazil vs. Peru!

Photos: Summer Education At The Gardner.

Here are some images from a recent shoot I did at the beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

The Museum partners with teachers, students, and administrators from local Boston schools to encouraging looking at and making meaning from works of art – and the Gardner is filled with incredible pieces of art and history. Here is a link with more information about the program.

These images are from a session with a local group of students, as well as some staff head shots, which were shot in the lush greenhouses within the museum. 

A big thank you as always to the Museum for having me out to shoot!