Boston Red Sox Photos: FaceTime Portraits.

Here’s a sign of the times! These are portraits I recently shot from home of several of the Boston Red Sox players via FaceTime. I typically like to shoot creative portraits of our players throughout each season, so given the circumstances with COVID-19 and a lack of baseball season, I decided to try this out. 

Above are the results, as well as a behind the scenes video I made on YouTube. Here are some articles in FStoppers, PetaPixel, and DP Review about the process.

I think we’ll look back on these and be reminded of what a strange time this was. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Employees Deliver Flowers To Senior Centers.

In light of the widespread effects of coronavirus, Boston Red Sox employees delivered photos to various Senior Centers within the Boston area. Here are a few photos from this morning!

Photos: Dropkick Murphys Perform LiveStream Concert In Empty Fenway Park.

Last Friday, Dropkick Murphys returned to Fenway Park to deliver their “Streaming Outta Fenway” performance with no live audience. Streaming from the infield, the band was joined remotely by Bruce Springsteen for two songs via the video board in centerfield. The socially-distanced performance benefitted the Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America, and Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston.

Here is a gallery of my photos from three nights of rehearsals and the performance. It was a long three days, but I’m happy to be shooting. I won’t forget this one!

Boston Red Sox Photos: American Flag Dropped Over Green Monster For Memorial Day.

The Red Sox today paid tribute to those who lost their lives in combat by dropping the American flag over the Green Monster wall in Left Field. The flag drop was punctuated by a bugle performance of Taps by Medford, MA, native Robert Bean, a retired member of the U.S. Marine Corps and National Guard.

It was neat to be inside the empty ballpark for this beautiful little event. I utilized remote cameras to get multiple angles of the drop since I could only be in one spot. Glad they all worked out and go the shots I needed! 

Below is a behind the scenes video I made for my YouTube channel.

A Happy Memorial Day to all.

Photos: Boston Red Sox Thank Nurses With Outfield Grass Pattern.

Boston Red Sox head groundskeeper Dave Mellor and his team created a stencil in the outfield grass in recognition of Nurses and other front line responders amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The pattern features a socially distanced version of the Red Sox hanging sox logo, and a message displaying “❤ Nurses.” Below are some aerial images and photos of the field, as our photo and video team was granted special access to the empty ballpark. 

Photos: Some Good News, Red Sox Surprise Healthcare Workers.

For the most recent episode of new YouTube show “Some Good News,” actor and Massachusetts native John Krasinski partnered with the Boston Red Sox to deliver the surprise of a life time to healthcare workers in Boston.

Krasinski surprised medical staff of a COVID-19 unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with a video message from Red Sox legend David Ortiz and four free Red Sox tickets for life.

The staffers then got to ride on a specially commissioned Duck Boat to an empty Fenway Park, where they threw out a ceremonial first pitch, ran the bases, posed for pictures, and received special scoreboard video messages from Red Sox players, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

The episode of “Some Good News” is embedded above, and a gallery of photos from the special trip to Fenway Park is below. It was a surreal experience to be inside the ballpark to shoot this. Proud of our Red Sox crew for always stepping up to the challenge and delivering the content when it’s needed.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Opening Day Delay Sunrise.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, sports at all levels have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Among the many events was the Boston Red Sox home Opening Day, scheduled for yesterday against the Chicago White Sox. Every year, Red Sox photography staff is into the ballpark early to shoot the sunrise. It has become a welcome tradition for fans and members of the front office alike. Although yesterday’s game was postponed, I was granted special access to be in the ballpark for an hour early in the morning to keep the sunrise photo tradition going. The weather was not ideal for sunrise, but it was important to get the photo regardless. A big thanks to Fenway Park security for getting me the clearance to do this.

Magazine Cover: Xander Bogaerts And Rafael Devers.

Here’s a new cover image shot for Red Sox Magazine of shortstop Xander Bogaerts and third baseman Rafael Devers. I shot this portrait several weeks ago in the grounds crew warehouse at jetBlue Park in Fort Myers toward the end of Spring Training.

This portrait involved a three light set up – a main light in front with a six foot parabolic umbrella and two rim strobes with gridded strip boxes flanking the players from behind. We put some dirt on the floor to accentuate the gritty look, and topped it off with a few seconds of smoke from a machine. I’m happy with the results! A big thanks to the Fenway South grounds crew for their help in getting the space primed to shoot in, and thanks to Xander and Raffy for their time. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Vs. St. Louis Cardinals.

My last game down here for the time being! 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, March 8, 2020 Vs. Minnesota Twins.

The Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins in a cross-town match up at jetBlue Park today. Martin Perez recorded a quality start over four innings for the Red Sox.