Photos: Coast To Coast Battle In Beantown Cross Country Meet.

I’ve never properly shot a Cross Country meet before, so I was really excited when I was asked to cover the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown ACC meet for the Syracuse University Athletics Program last week.

As usual with sports I haven’t shot a lot of, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but was able to figure out the logistics of the races and where I needed to be pretty quickly.

Both the women’s and men’s teams for Syracuse dominated the event, which made for some good emotion from the runners. 

Congratulations to the Orange on an impressive performance, and big thanks to my good friend and fellow Boston shooter, Jim Rogash, for passing this assignment along to me!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, September 27, 2015 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

Sunday marked the close of the 2015 Boston Red Sox campaign at Fenway Park, as the team played the last game of their final home stand in Boston. 

It was a day full of farewells, capping off an at times turbulent season full of change within the team and within the organization. In an on-field ceremony, the Red Sox honored longtime President & CEO, Larry Lucchino, who is stepping down at the end of this season after 14 years in that role. It was a simple but beautiful tribute, and a fitting exclamation point to an ownership group that has accomplished a lot of great things together. 

Equally bittersweet was a fan tribute to NESN’s Red Sox broadcaster of the last 15 years, Don Orsillo. The announcer received a standing ovation from fans in the park after a video montage was played on the big screen. 

These come on top of team manager John Farrell’s cancer diagnosis and former General Manager Ben Cherington’s decision to step down earlier this year. That’s a lot to happen all at once.

I guess it goes to show how quickly things can change, even when it may appear that they’ll stay the same forever. That seemed to be a theme this season around here, and it will be interesting to see the changes that will undoubtedly continue this winter. 

This brings my sixth complete season working in Major League Baseball to a close. I put in more hours and worked harder this year than in any previous season. It was exhausting at times, but the new challenges I encountered this season only make me love the job even more. The results on the field weren’t what most of us predicted, but I’m proud of both the quantity and quality of the work I produced documenting the 2015 season. I learned a lot and tried new things. I know not every work place allows the freedom to do that so easily, so I’m grateful for the opportunity. 

Now to shift focus onto other work and projects that I’m behind on!

Great season to everyone involved!

Photos: Big Air Ski & Snowboard Coming To Fenway Park.

We’re really lucky that the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Group organizations are dedicated to utilizing Fenway Park as a venue for great events year round, both baseball and non-baseball related. 

This winter, we’ll have several exciting non-baseball events to shoot, and last week, the team announced that extreme skiing and snowboarding would be one of them. Fenway will play host to a Big Air ski and snowboard jump competition. “Big Air At Fenway” will feature a 140-foot high ramp, which is taller than the light towers on top of the Green Monster in left field. 

It’s tough to picture it coming together on top of a baseball field, but I’m really excited to shoot this event in February. Here are a few quick photos from the press conference announcement. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

I’m way behind on my blogging. Here are photos from the second game of the last homestand of the 2015 season. Not a great night for photos overall, but wanted to get the post out in the interest of getting caught up. 

More soon!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Monday, September 21, 2015 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

The Red Sox honored David Ortiz yesterday, who returned home to Fenway Park for the first time since hitting his 500th career home run. The slugger was joined by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, former players Pedro Martinez, Tim Wakefield, and Jason Varitek, and other Red Sox executives and ownership. 

Here are some moments from the ceremony, as well as from an exciting game to follow. After a back and forth battle and several lead changes, shortstop Xander Bogaerts was able to finally seal the win with an eighth inning grand slam, and some great reactions after!

One game down in the last home stand of the 2015 season!

Photos: Sport Of Hurling Coming To Fenway Park.

Yesterday, the Boston Red Sox announced that Fenway Park will play host to the sport of Hurling this fall as part of the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic & Irish Festival. The Irish sport is returning to Fenway Park for the first time since 1954. 

I know nothing about this game, but it seems like it will be something interesting and different to photograph! Here are a few quick snaps from yesterday’s press conference announcement.

Photos: Premier Boxing at Foxwoods Casino.

Here are some photos from an afternoon of Premier Boxing Champions league boxing action at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut. I covered the day of fighting for Getty Images.

What a sport. Being ringside right next to these fighters is a totally different experience than watching on television or from afar. You can see and smell the blood and sweat dripping off their faces and bodies. Sometimes, it even sprays on you. You also realize how athletic and quick they are. The punches and jabs almost happen too fast to be photographed. For that reason, I was glad I got there early to get my timing down on the shorter bouts before the main event.

I had a good spot to shoot, and two vicious knockouts happened right in front of me. Cornelius Bundrage (shown in the black and white frame above), went down literally inches in front of my lens, which made for a neat picture. 

It’s a tough sport to watch, but a fascinating one to photograph. I hope I get to shoot more of it in the future. Thanks to Getty Images for the assignment!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 vs. Toronto Blue Jays.

Here are some photos from the last game of a long, busy home stand. David Ortiz continued his hot streak, hitting career home run #498. 

I tried to separate myself from the pack of photographers and move around to shoot from different angles last night. It felt good to be mobile, and it worked out well for the Ortiz home run. 

We’ll see if I’m chasing him around for #500 on the road!

Photos: Brazil Vs. United States International Soccer.

Here is a set of images from last night’s international soccer friendly between the United States and Brazil at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

I was lucky enough to have been asked by the great folks at Getty Images to cover the game. 

It was refreshing to shoot something other than baseball, which I’ve been overloading on as of late. International soccer is always visually pleasing – the colors, fans, action on the field, and player reaction makes for exciting pictures, and last night was no exception. 

After a tight first half, Brazil broke the game wide open in the second half, winning 4-1 powered by two goals from team superstar, Neymar. 

Thank you to Getty Images for the opportunity to shoot! I had a great time.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Monday, September 7, 2015 vs. Toronto Blue Jays.

Here is a quick set of images from yesterday’s game between the Red Sox and the first place Blue Jays. The Red Sox pulled out the win, making four straight for them!