Photo: New Kids On The Block Pose For Portrait At Fenway Park.

Here’s a quick portrait of several members of New Kids On The Block, who made an appearance at Fenway Park yesterday to promote their upcoming concert there next summer. 

Photos: 2016 Globies Awards.

Last night, I shot the second annual Globies Awards for Fenway Sports Management.

The award show recognized the sports scene in New England and honors the most successful athletes and teams from the previous year. 

There were several photographers on hand, each with their own shot list to cover. I was assigned to the “orange carpet” to get athletes as they arrive posed with a bright yellow Mercedes-Benz parked out front of the House of Blues. Got to make those sponsors happy. Then I stayed backstage during the award ceremonies, shooting interactions and posed photos with the athletes after they accepted their awards. There were a lot of moving parts backstage, but it was fun to be there, and was happy to get about 20 seconds with David Ortiz to shoot a portrait of him in the Green Room. 

Video: ECNL Soccer – ‘Unshakable’ Promo Spot.

Here is my latest video piece I shot, edited, and produced for Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) soccer. It’s a promo video for the release of their advertising campaign for the 2016-2017 season. 

Our goal was to show the long hours and dedication put in by players in the league through the eyes of one girl. We shot the main footage under an abandoned bridge in Boston to give the piece a gritty feel, then combined it with previous ECNL tournament footage I’ve gathered. 

The piece was shot on a Canon C100 Mark II mounted to a Movi, as well as with a Nikon DSLR.

We tried to be different with this video compared to others we’ve worked on for ECNL in the past. We wanted this one to be more cinematic and moody, and I think that comes across well. 

Enjoy!

Photos: David Ortiz Attends Boston Common Magazine Event.

Our old friend Big Papi made an appearance last night at Strega Waterfront in Boston for the Boston Common Magazine release of their newest issue, featuring Ortiz on the cover. I shot the event for Getty Images.

Nothing crazy here, and certainly no art, just a few quick snaps for the record. Thanks to Boston Common Magazine and Getty Images for having me out!

Photos: U Conn Women’s Soccer Wins American Athletic Conference Championship.

Here is a set of photos from the NCAA American Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Finals yesterday at the University of Connecticut, between the U Conn Huskies and Southern Methodist University. I covered the game for the Conference, thanks to my buddy, Ben Solomon. 

Sometimes, it’s really nice shooting college sports, or any sport that isn’t on the professional level. Access is always great, and emotions are usually high. Yesterday, both seemed to be true, and I was feeling good. It seemed like there were features to be made on both sides of the field, no matter where you looked. 

I had fun shooting on a cold fall day!

Photos: Boston College vs. University of Louisville Football.

Here is my set of images from Boston College vs. Louisville yesterday at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. I covered the game for Getty Images.

This was a tough one for BC, who lost 52-7 to Louisville. It was the Lamar Jackson show. The Louisville quarterback threw four touchdown passes and ran for three, putting up 416 total yards. From a photo standpoint, he was the subject of nearly all of them. 

It took me a bit to get my football timing back. I was a bit frustrated at first, and maybe a little tired from a red eye flight the night before, but settled in and did alright the rest of the way. 

 

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. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: David Ortiz Bids Farewell.

I came into last night feeling optimistic about another magical come from behind Boston Red Sox run to win this year’s American League Division Series. Although the game was as close as it could have been, that comeback we all dreamed of wasn’t meant to be, and the Cleveland Indians completed their sweep of Boston to advance to the next round of the post season.

With last night’s result, the remarkable career of David Ortiz came to a close. Fittingly, his final curtain call happened at Fenway Park, and as he always seems to do, Big Papi owned the moment. I’ll never forgot his final at bat, a walk. I’ll never forget watching him stand at first base pumping his arms in the air to fire up the crowd one last time. And I’ll never forget his emotional final salute to the fans on the pitcher’s mound after the game was over. It’s amazing how one man can have such an impact on so many people. 

There are some incredible photographers in Boston and around the country that have documented David’s entire career, from the beginning through these final moments last night. I consider myself lucky to have been there for the last five years of his career, a chapter that included a World Series win in 2013 in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. He’s one of those figures in sports that is larger than life, and it was a pleasure to cover such an iconic subject for part of the journey. 

And just like that, my seventh season in Major League Baseball, and fifth with the Boston Red Sox, is done. As a team photographer in a city like Boston and a venue like Fenway Park, your switch needs to be turned on all the time. It can be exhausting, frustrating, and taxing at times, and there were certainly points in the season where I felt all of those. I had fun – a lot of fun. There were great moments, too many to count, and even better people in my life, all of which I’m very thankful for.

Congratulations to everyone in the front office on a fantastic season! 

Now, it’s time for some rest before the off-season shooting begins. More to come, as always!

BOSTON RED SOX PHOTOS: AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES TEAM WORKOUTS.

Here are some photos from the Red Sox team workout on the off day before game three of the American League Division Series.

PHOTOS: 2016 ALDS GAME TWO – BOSTON RED SOX VS. CLEVELAND INDIANS.

 

Yikes! We find ourselves down 2-0 in the American League Division Series after another loss yesterday against the Cleveland Indians. Not a whole lot of opportunities for Red Sox pictures yesterday.

We’re back in Boston now. Here’s hoping for a come back in the series!