I was back at the United Center again last night…. while the lights from the Oprah show were still hanging from the ceiling, the luminaries were a lot hotter. The Miami Heat and LeBron James rebounded from a blowout loss in game one to beat the Chicago Bulls 85-75 and level their NBA semi-final series at one game apiece.
I just got home from the Bull’s 103-82 win over the Heat.
I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was 4 months into freelancing again after quitting my newspaper job in Topeka, Kansas, when the Portland Tribune hired me to shoot portraits of the city’s new women’s football team. I was truly finding my voice as a portrait photographer back then. Just looking at these pictures today has me wondering how long it took me to learn not to loom over people or shoot portraits with super wide angle lenses.
I had a great time shooting the Bulls-Hawks game last night. I placed a camera inside the frame that holds up the basket for the first time in my 15 year career shooting the NBA.
I photographed the Kentucky Derby for the 8th time this weekend.