Client: Personal Project: Sports Photography
This image has become one of my favorites. I began doing some causal sports photography when I was coaching at a HS in Colorado in 2012.
Photographically I found myself drawn to the elements of team, and moments of connection with each other or as in this image with fans. I have a more journalistic style in my shooting and as I was only able to shoot when I wasn't coaching, most of my images are captured on the fly with little planning or set up.
I caught this moment while working to grab a series of images with the full bleachers as the backdrop.
This image by far spoke to me the most once I started color correcting as I found myself really liking the idea of not knowing what the athlete was experiencing as she approaches the rowdy crowd alone.
Elements of team, family, and the connection a team provides shows up again and again in my shots I ended up publishing. Capturing these little moments of focus, celebration or connecting during a play are still my favorite things about sports photography.
So much more happens in between things then we realize as a spectator. But for anyone to truly understand being a part of a team or the experience of an entire season I believe you should feel the beats in between the action as much as the action itself.