Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Worlds Best

"Karsten Warholm of Norway and Kerron Clement of the United States react after crossing the finish line in the Men's 400 metres hurdles during day six of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadium on August 9, 2017 in London, United Kingdom."


Anytime a sporting event includes the word 'championship' one knows it's going to be a good one.

I had the amazing opportunity to document yet another IAAF World Athletics Championships - this time in London.

Much like any major event, it couldn't be done without an amazing team at Getty Images. From the work before anyone arrives, to everyone pulling their weight during, and everything that happens when everyone is home and resting.

The collaboration helps everyone focus on the continual stream of compelling moments that make a package for our clients and viewers nothing short of stellar.

I always say if you're having fun then you're making good pictures. This event was proof of that for our entire team. It doesn't hurt when you walk away with some images that perfectly told the stories of the games for yourself, too.

Loving the world of athletics and always looking forward to the next meet.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hosmer Almost Homers

"Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals runs the bases after hitting an RBI double against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 31, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland."

Baseball is quickly nearing the end of the season - and that means a push to make the post season.

Performances on the diamond are becoming crucial with every swing and catch. These plays can make or break a chance to make it to the World Series.

On the last day in July, I found myself documenting the Kansas City Royals taking on the Baltimore Orioles.

Like the players, I wanted to elevate my game and try to be as different as possible. This meant taking early risks in the game to create a different image than those also documenting the game.

A slow shutter speed helped me achieve that as Eric Hosmer almost hit a home run as he hit an RBI double in the first inning.