Growing up, I was a huge ice hockey fan.
In elementary school I knew every single player on the Chicago Blackhawks roster. In addition, I could spit off just about anyone decent in the NHL. To this day, I still can rattle off that era of players without hesitation.
The best part of all that was that I never once played hockey, nor have I ever. I also never photographed the sport either - until recently.
More than a week ago, for Getty Images, I finally got had the opportunity to shoot a sport I once idolized as a youth and couldn't contain my excitement. The only problem is I have since lost track of most of the players and don't know this new generation of talent as well as I should.
Documenting the sport is challenge for sure, but I love the intimacy and speed of the game. It's a much faster pace lacrosse, a sport I did grow up playing.
I had a lot fun once I shook my nerves and can't wait to better myself during future games. Thanks to everyone who helped me out the first night, too. Much appreciated.