Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, May 21, 2015 vs. Texas Rangers.

I’m back at it at Fenway Park for a short six game homestand. Here’s a few from last night’s game against the Texas Rangers, although there wasn’t a whole lot of pictures to shoot on the Red Sox side.

Hoping for some wins this weekend!

Photos: Volvo Ocean Race Departs Newport.

Here is a third and final post from the Volvo Ocean Race in Newport, this time from the send off and departure on to the next leg of the race, which will take the six crews to Lisbon, Portugal.

After some less than desirable weather through the weekend, we finally caught a perfect day. Blue skies, high winds, and warm temperatures – “champagne sailing,” as they apparently call it. 

Coincidentally, I felt like I finally hit my stride shooting, so a combination of that and the conditions made for a fantastic day out on the water. Shooting off of a chase boat at 30-40 knots was an adrenaline rush. There are worse ways to spend a Sunday! 

Here are a few of my favorites from the day. Looking back, I loved every minute of this sailing experience over the past week, even the low moments in the pitch black in the middle of the night. I owe thanks to the team at Getty Images for asking me to shoot this for them, and for the talented, hard working team at the Volvo Ocean Race for their help and support through the week. It was great to meet some new people.

I hope I’m able to shoot more in the future! 

Photos: Volvo Ocean Race Newport In-Port Race.

Here’s a second post from last weekend at the Volvo Ocean Race in Newport. These are from the in-port race, which happens at every stopover along the route. The six teams raced within the Narraganset Bay, giving spectators an up-close view of some really exciting racing.

My knowledge of sailing, and racing in particular, is relatively low, so from a photographer’s perspective, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. This was the first time I’ve shot a race like this, so it was a great learning experience. I quickly learned that it’s all about positioning, and half the battle to getting good sailing images is getting the chase boat in the right place.

This is a mix of features around the racing village before the race and action from the race itself. Despite the gray skies and flat light, I’m happy with a few of these. 

One more post to come from the send-offs tomorrow!

Photos: Volvo Ocean Race Awards Dinner.

I was back in Newport this weekend to shoot the finale of the Volvo Ocean Race’s only North American stop over. This was an incredible weekend, and I have a lot of photos to sort through, so to keep it all straight I’m going to break it down into three blog posts, one per day. 

First, we begin with the Sailor’s Awards dinner on Friday night, which was held at the Marble House, one of the famous Newport mansions originally built by the Vanderbilt family. It was also the site where The Great Gatsby movie with Robert Redford was filmed. It’s a beautiful space, and a perfect backdrop to shoot a sailor party. 

These are a few beauty shots of the space and the event itself. More sailing action to come!

Video: Google Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge.

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This is a video I co-shot and edited from the second annual Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge, held at the Google Inc. headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The event allowed guests to live demo some incredible wearable products and pieces, including Google Glass. It also featured pitches from ten finalists, who presented creative and innovative ways to use these products to further the medical and healthcare profession. 

I was asked to produce a short recap video for MedTech Boston and Medstro, the wonderful producers of the event. This video is a good representation of what happened throughout the night, but can also serve to promote future events of this type.

The backdrop of the hip, trendy Google offices allowed for the creativity to flow naturally for this video. The locked off shots are mine, and the smooth Steadicam shots are done by Boston Red Sox video productions member, Kellan Reck. It’s a healthy mix of the two styles, with some time lapse and GoPro footage mixed in.

Thanks to MedTech Boston, Medstro, and Google for having me out!

Photos: Boston Red Sox 1975 40-Year Reunion.

Here are photos from the 40-year anniversary and reunion of the 1975 Boston Red Sox team.

I’m a week late to post these, but I wanted to make sure that I didn’t forget about them. I obviously wasn’t around for the 1975 World Series run, but I understand the significance of it, and know that it was and continues to be a big deal to a lot of people.

It’s neat to be up close to so many heroes of the past – Tiant, Fisk, Yastrzemski, and Rice to name a few. Shooting things like this remind me that baseball, and sport in general, is timeless.

A great game by center fielder Mookie Betts and a Red Sox victory helped make for a great night.

Photos: 2015 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Gala.

Here is a selection of photos from the 2015 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum gala in Boston. 

This was a fun one to shoot. As you can see, the already beautiful museum looked better than ever with the extravagant decor put together for the gala. 

Thank you to the Museum for having me back to shoot! It’s always a pleasure.

Photos: Volvo Ocean Race Arrives in Newport.

I’m in Newport, Rhode Island, where I’ve been shooting a stopover of the 6th leg of the famous worldwide sailing race, the Volvo Ocean Race. 

My job was to shoot the arrival of the boats into Newport Harbor. I’ve never professionally shot sailing before, but it sounded pretty straightforward, at least in theory. With sailing, though, you just never know, and I think learned that the hard way last night. 

Heavy winds out at sea pushed the arrival of the boats significantly ahead of schedule, which meant that a sunny daytime arrival quickly turned into an overnight one. 

Teams DongFeng and Abu Dhabi Racing were the first two to arrive, going neck and neck in a historically close sprint to the finish line. 

I was assigned to shoot from a tournament chase boat, and being out on the water for this close finish was thrilling. It happened just before midnight, though, and four more boats still out at sea meant for a long night. 

At about one in the morning, we headed back out on our boat to meet the American team, Alvimedica. With about 2 nautical miles to go, their wind died completely, leaving them to crawl their way to the finish line at an excruciatingly slow pace. After three hours of sitting, waiting, and a bit of soul searching in the cold and darkness by myself and others in the chase boat we were working out of, the team crossed the finish line at 4:30 in the morning. At 6 A.M. I was in bed, only to be up and back at it again at 10am.

That’s the life of a sailor I guess! You’re at the mercy of the winds. These were really tough shooting conditions, so I’m proud of these pictures, not so much because they’re incredible to look at, but because I was able to work through a variety of adverse circumstances.

I’ll be back next weekend to shoot the in-port race here! For now, I must sleep.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Star Wars Night at Fenway Park.

Last night was ‘Star Wars’ Night at Fenway Park. Here are a few features from a comical evening. 

May the fourth be with you!

BOSTON RED SOX PHOTOS:Sunday, May 3, 2015 VS. New York Yankees.

This weekend, singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, James Taylor, has been at Fenway Park promoting his new song, ‘Angels Of Fenway.’ I was assigned to follow James around yesterday as he addressed the media and threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. 

Here are a few of my favorites from Taylor’s visit and last night’s game against the Yankees.