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2013 Photos of the Year

2013 Photos of the Year

I’m a little late to the annual “posting of my favorite photos of the year” party, but I have a good reason. I wanted to wait until the year was actually over. It bugs me when websites post their POY galleries in early December. That’d be like showing the plays of the game after the […]

6 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on 2013 Photos of the Year
Jayhawks in Florida

Jayhawks in Florida

During a grade school History of Kansas lesson, my teacher said “If you were born in Kansas, you’re a Jayhawk.” I said “No I’m not, I’m a Wildcat.” She was referring of course to the mythical Jayhawk creature thing as a state of Kansas figure, not necessarily KU’s mascot. I didn’t care, I was NOT […]

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Who needs the red zone?

Who needs the red zone?

First of all, I hate the phrase “Take State.”  If you have a team in the state tournament in any sport or competition, never use that phrase. Just had to get that out. Now then, I just wrapped up shooting the 1A state championship game between Trenton and Blountstown at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. […]

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Punk Rock and Ear Plugs

Punk Rock and Ear Plugs

Thousands of punk rock fans from around the world and 400+ bands invaded Gainesville last weekend for Fest 12. It’s four days of concerts in multiple venues throughout town… and it’s pretty darn awesome. I had the assignment to cover whatever I could find during the weekend. From the main stages where the bigger bands […]

6 years, 11 months ago Comments Off on Punk Rock and Ear Plugs
Basketball Media Day

Basketball Media Day

Basketball is right around the corner. In my book, the season tips-off with the annual media day at UF. All the players gather in the practice gym for portraits and interviews. The players are always fun to work with and usually put up with crazy requests from the photographers. I wanted to do something a […]

7 years ago Comments Off on Basketball Media Day
Crashing a tailgate

Crashing a tailgate

I’ve photographed a TON of tailgating before football games… at all levels. So much so that it’s almost becoming a chore. Until I slap myself and say “come on, I’m outside shooting people having a good time.” But this season, I made a rule. No photographs of people playing corn hole, beer pong or flip […]

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Bluegrass and Buckeyes

Bluegrass and Buckeyes

Laura and I headed north last weekend to cover the Florida versus Kentucky game in Lexington. It worked out well since Laura’s folks live two hours from Lexington so we crashed at “Hotel Bernheim” for a few days. (Thanks John and Carol!) We got to Dayton around 10 a.m. and drove to Young’s Jersey Dairy […]

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First Fall weekend of Football

First Fall weekend of Football

I guess technically it’s Fall, but it feels nothing like Fall around here. Ether way, it was still a good weekend of football in North Central Florida. Call me crazy, but I REALLY enjoy driving an hour to a small-town high school and shooting a football game. Maybe even more so than shooting at large […]

7 years, 1 month ago Comments Off on First Fall weekend of Football
South and VERY south Florida

South and VERY south Florida

This post will be mostly about the photos… but here’s a quick rundown of my Sept. 6-10. Shoot the Florida vs Miami football game at Sun Life Stadium. (My last trip there was for Super Bowl XLIV) Miami fans can really tailgate. The game didn’t go Florida’s way, but who cares. It was cloudy all […]

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Football's Back

Football’s Back

First of all, I’ve decided to no longer recognize the bison as a member of the animal kingdom. As far as I’m concerned, bison never got on the Ark and no longer exist. (Kidding of course. Congrats to North Dakota State for beating K-State on Saturday the same way K-State beat everybody last season.) That […]

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