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.

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Delaware River for The New York Times

I was privileged enough to recently pick up an assignment for The New York Times covering a dispute between neighboring states regarding the flow of the Delaware River. I spent two days photographing the areas surrounding Hancock, New York which is located in the Catskills region of New York state just a few hours northwest of New York City. The Delaware River merges in the town of Hancock and is one of the best fly fishing locations according to locals.

In addition to using my Canon 1DX Mark II cameras I was also able to make the primary photo using my DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone which held up beautifully on the 6 column layout they decided to go with.

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