Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Best of 2015 | Sports

"Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, is involved in an on-track incident following the checkered flag during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida."


As the year ends, I am humbled by the opportunities presented in 2015 by Getty Images.

This year, my career changed dramatically as I joined Getty Images full-time and my wife and I also welcomed our son, Peyton.

Those two changes welcomed challenges we both wanted, needed and love. While still covering news and features, those days dwindled into the single digits, while my days shooting sports skyrocketed into the hundreds.

My travels continued in the United States with old friends, teammates - yet also found myself in new countries and documenting new sports, with new friends, teammates.

No different from any other year, I've cherished each and every opportunity. Getting to meet and work alongside teammates I've long admired is humbling and refreshing - that goes without saying my comrades at home continually do the same each week.

In addition, I learned from the challenging days and nights all thanks to my teammates, family - photographers, editors and tech support and everyone in-between. I have nothing but the deepest gratitude and respect for the help from the team where our end goal is the same - providing nothing but the best imagery in the world.

Thank you to all of you. Truly.

With that all said, I feel ashamed to be sharing my own favorites when I should be showcasing the work of the entire company. Without my teammates, I am nothing. Without their support and talents these images would not exist in front of my very own lens.

Yet I've done this for many years and it's a great exercise looking back at the year.

Lastly, I'm excited and looking forward to another full-year of health, happiness and shooting in 2016 - and wish each and everyone of you the same.


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