I fell in love with journalism in college, where I stumbled into a career as a sportswriter after showing up to work for the student newspaper, the Red & Black. We had some good photographers there, and I've been lucky enough to work with and around some truly great photographers since then during my time at newspapers in Athens, Cincinnati and Tampa.
The visual component of what we did always appealed to me, but it wasn't until I started covering baseball full-time in 2004 that I started doing much photography of my own. Traveling the country and spending 100 or so nights a year on the road made a point-and-shoot a natural accessory.
I finally got my first DSLR in 2011, again with travel photography in mind, but over the last few years I've found there's nothing I enjoy more than shooting sports. Whether it's capturing my son playing the game I know best, baseball, or getting a feel for something entirely new to me, I love finding ways to convey the physicality and emotion of athletes of all types.