Over the next few months, I will be introducing a new collection of images called Sportraits. This collection will feature athletes and teams from a variety of sports. Sportraits aren’t your typical team and player photo that you have taken at the beginning of the season. Sportraits are a photo journalistic representation of you and/or your team capturing the passion, guts, strength, and commitment that athletes go through. Each session is shot in the setting of the sport and/or in a studio to capture the mixture of emotions athletes endure during competition. Below is a sampling of the first entry in the Sportrait series and it just happens to be my personal favorite sport, baseball taken in late July.
People have asked me, “Do you only shoot sports?” The answer is NO. In fact I enjoy doing portrait work as well and will start to showcase more of it on my site, like starting now.
Since it has been a while since my last entry I wanted mix it up a bit. Recently while I was at a vintage baseball game I looked around and noticed the setting that I was in. Yes there was a group of guys playing 1860’s style baseball in vintage uniforms but upon closer look I couldn’t help but notice the details around the farm.
It was a perfect setting for baseball. Spencer-Pierce Little farm located in Newbury, Massachusetts was the scene for a triple header featuring the Essex Baseball Club, Lynn Live Oaks, Dirigo BBC of Augusta Maine
and the Ipswich Brewers. In this 19th century vintage baseball league these teams play by 1861 rules.
The setting was perfect, on the night that the New Hampshire Fishercats welcomed their 2,000,000 fan they also hosted a highly anticipated pitching match up between two top prospects, New Hampshire’s Kyle Drabek (named 17th Top Prospect in America, milb.com) and Portland’s Casey Kelly (named 28th Top Prospect in America, milb.com). The results…Drabek allowed six hits, all singles, in seven innings of shutout work to improve his record to 5-3. Drabek did not walk anybody and struck out four. Kelly worked 4.2 innings allowing two hits and one run while walking three and striking out six.
SafetySuit put on an amazing, energenic performance in front of the crowd at Manchester Community College’s Spring Bash 2010. Fresh off the VH1 Best Cruise Ever tour the guys from SafetySuit rocked the house playing songs from their debut album “Life Left To Go”. The set included all of their songs including “Someone Like you” and “Stay” as well as an acoustic session with lead singer Doug Brown as well as two encores. The New Hampshire show was their last of the tour as the guys are now headed back to the studio to record their follow up album. Check out SafetySuit via their official website or on Facebook.
The Narrative is an up and coming New York based indie/pop band who made the trip up to New Hampshire last minute to fill in for the opening act at Manchester Community College’s Spring Bash 2010. They got the crowd going with an outstanding acoustic set filled with great sounds and added a flare of wit in between. Check out their band site or find them on facebook.