Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Up and Over

"Jorge Urena of Team Spain competes in the Men's Decathlon High Jump on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan."

Whether it's the biggest name, a rookie, it doesn't matter who they are when they bring beauty into sport. 

During the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Jorge Urena of Team Spain did just that as he competed in the men's decathlon high jump on day twelve during the athletics. I had photographed a similar image of a different athlete with such grace at the Pan American Games in Lima in 2019.

She and Urena both excelled at the high jump with a picture perfect form. It's something that should be text book when teaching the art of high jump.

After Urena's first jump, I prioritized his next few in an effort to make this image and it worked. It was a bit of deja vu, but a welcomed version.

Monday, October 04, 2021


"Luigi Samele of Team Italy and Aron Szilagyi of Team Hungary compete in the match in Men's Sabre Team Semi-final on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on July 28, 2021 in Chiba, Japan."

Having the opportunity to document the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was memorable.

Because of the global Covid-19 health pandemic, the games were held an entire year later. There were a lot of unknowns going into the games, but looking back, were fulfilling.

Having the opportunity to photograph a wide array of sports before shooting mainly athletics, or track and field, was also a lot of fun.

You can read about my experience here: How a Getty Images sports photographer captured some of the most stunning images from the Tokyo Olympics

More to come!