There is and will always be something thrilling about documenting the athletic superstars.
Having the opportunity to be close to athletes doesn't do much for me - I don't get star struck. At the end of the day, they're insanely talented at their craft, but they're humans like the rest of us.
However, I know most fans would give anything to have our daily access. So when I have the chance to shoot a intimate, tight and candid portrait of the big names, I do so. I feel as if seeing them in action is one thing, but to see them up close and personal with clarity and detail helps viewers get a sense for who they are.
Derek Jeter of he New York Yankees is one of those sports legends. I didn't have a chance to document the start of his career like my peers, but I'm humbled to have been able to share with the world images I made of him on the field in recent years.
Considered one of the best of this era, Jeter has broken many records, but more importantly in my book, he is a class act athlete. I've always been told, no one will remember your work, they'll remember you as a person.
During Jeter's last series in Baltimore, I made it a point to shoot a lot portraits so that the images can help tell his historic career is a quiet way.