Here is a gallery of images shot for a recent story on former New England Patriots wide receiver, Chris Hogan. Hogan, who spent nearly ten years in the NFL and won two Super Bowls, is now a member of the Cannons Lacrosse Club in the Premier Lacrosse League.
These visuals accompanied a written story in both the print and digital Sunday editions of The New York Times. Here is a link to the full story online, written by reporter Marisa Ingemi. A big thanks to the picture desk at the Times for having me shoot the story.
Above are a looping video and still images I shot for a recent story on the new safety rules governing high school soccer amid the coronavirus pandemic. These visuals accompanied a written story in The New York Times.
This was an interesting story to work on as the sport looks nothing like what we’re used to. Physical contact, slide tackles, headers, and throw-ins are now all considered penalties, so shooting the game took a different approach to illustrate those restrictions. I achieved the video clip of a goal being scored by clamping a remote camera to the top of the goal and hoping for the best.
Here is a link to the full story online, written by reporter Andrew Keh. A big thanks to the picture desk at the Times for having me shoot the story. It felt good to be shoot an assignment for the first time since college.
I’m a little over three weeks away from my last day of classes at Goucher College, and about five weeks from graduation. I’ve certainly reached the point where everything that’s happening here seems all too familiar. As for photography, at least, I’ve shot every angle on this campus that there is to shoot.
There’s still an undeniable feeling of nostalgia, though, as these final weeks rush by. I remind myself not to get caught up in those ‘I’m so over it’ thoughts, and to not lose sight of the things I’ve loved about this place.
One of those is the speakers that come to this campus. It’s particularly helpful as a journalist, given the frequent visits we have by professional reporters and editors from the world’s leading media outlets. It’s a nice compliment to what we’re taught in class and what we live through in our actual journalistic experiences.
His answer has stuck with me, particularly in these weeks which have seemed to revolve around nothing but internships, jobs, and careers.
“If you go into the industry with an understanding that you are not there as a newspaper reporter, but as a processor and interpreter of data – writing about it, explaining it in front of a camera, doing it on audio, talking about it on television – it’s all of these technologies converging. If you go into it like that, then it’s incredibly satisfying. And what’s the most satisfying part? You get up every morning and you don’t know what’s going to happen. That’s a pretty good thing. And the second thing is you get up every morning and you’re still excited about the work. I know more journalists who get up in the morning excited and thrilled to go into work than I do in almost any other field,” he said.