Tim Tebow for The New York Times

The New York Times asked me to cover the Binghamton Rumble Ponies baseball team.  A local AA affiliate of the New York Mets that would not ever be covered by a paper like The New York Times, the reason was because of one particular player. Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Quarterback turned baseball player Tim Tebow is now playing for the team.

I ended up making two trips to the stadium, the first to cover Tebow playing in one of his first games with the team and then another to photograph the team's owner. Making photographs of just one player during a nine inning baseball game was a little challenging. Being a minor league stadium on a near freezing temperature day, there was not many shooting positions or variety to have. I spent a lot of time hoping for a defensive play to his position in left field and chasing him before and after the game and was able to get some nice interactions with other players and fans.

These photographs were made with the Canon 1DX Mark II camera bodies, 200-400 f4 IS 1.4x and the 50 1.2 L lenses.

Please enjoy the outtakes below, you can read the full article here or see it in May 13th Sunday Edition.

Battle against MRSA for The New York Times

This fall has been about photographing the invisible for me it seems, first Virtual Reality and with this assignment MRSA. Well what I photographed is not exactly invisible, this story is about one University's plan to combat MRSA to prevent an outbreak in their athletics department.

The New York Times sent me out to Colgate University in Central New York to illustrate the ways in which the school's athletic trainers are competing against MRSA outbreaks. An assignment like this can be very linear and action based meaning that it will end up looking like an Ikea instruction manual more than illustrative photographs. That is something I had to overcome, I did so by asking myself "what's the story about?" over and over.

It sadly was still a little process oriented but finding small wins, like how to illustrate the department director Steve Chouinard in a way that wasn't a portrait. I then had to work on showing the overcrowding and the amount of close contact that happens in these training rooms. By the end of the afternoon thanks to patience and diligence I ended up illustrating both of those things in one photograph.

This was a pretty straightforward shoot as far as gear goes. I shot with two Canon 1DX Mark II cameras paired with a 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 lenses.

Check out the full article here

Watkins Glen for Runner's World

I had the great opportunity to shoot part of a feature article for Runner's World and some of the great running destinations in the United States. I was hired to photograph a few popular running areas in Watkins Glen, New York. Watkins Glen is the hub of New York's Finger Lakes region and a very popular tourist destination for the wineries and race track but also it's outdoor activities including running.

I worked with my friend and fellow RIT alumnus Mike Bradley, he modeled for the shoot, and we hit a few of the spots the editors prescribed but also I worked to find another angle that may illustrate what they were talking about more clearly.  As it would turn out, the extra view I found ended up being the full page photo they ran. Let me know what you think, I attached some outtakes as well.

STPR 2017 for Getty Images

One of my favorite events of the year is the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Wellsboro, PA. Rally racing is the sport where you race against the clock, following pace notes to navigate closed public roads often on a dirt or gravel surface. I've been attending this rally race since I was a teenager and is actually where I made my first published photograph many years ago. You can license my photographs from the event via Getty Images.