Each year I find myself creating my own cliches and continuing shooting them at various events.
This year, for some unknown reason been focusing on really tight candid portraits of athletes. There is something about seeing a famous face this close that really draws a viewer in.
As a photographer, I don't get excited being so close to these superstars. To me, they're just human. Sure, they're exceptional athletes, but at the end of the day, they are no different than the rest of us.
To others, these men and women are idolized. So to get the chance to stare a player in the eyes without the fear of feeling uncomfortable is maybe the reason I've been shooting so many tight portraits this year.