Finally got called up to the big league this summer.
Chicago Cubs hired me to try and capture what happens inside and outside the stadium during the playoffs. It was a lot of fun even though the Cubs only won one of the three games and were eliminated from the playoffs.
The 2017 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven playoff pitting the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Chicago Cubs for the National League pennant and the right to play in the 2017 World Series. The series was a rematch of the 2016 NLCS, which Chicago won four games to two en route to their first World Series victory since 1908.
Here are just a few of the many photos I took during those three days in October.
I was fortunate to be home when someone from the The Cubs organization called me. “Can you be at Wrigley Field in a half hour? Green Day wants a photo with the Cubs World Series Trophy during their sound check”
I somehow managed to change my clothes, pack my gear for photo shoot and still make it to Wrigley in time. Shoot went well and the concert was great. Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool treated their Wrigley debut on Thursday night as if it was an opportunity to show they still were young at heart. Green Day played all their hits as well as songs from “Revolution Radio,” the group’s most recent LP.
While attending the NAB Show in Las Vegas, I noticed some beautiful fresh flowers in the Bellagio Hotel lobby. I decided to get down on the floor and photograph the flowers at an angle so as to have the Chihuly sculpture on the ceiling as my background.
The ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE is a unique event which benefits Special Olympics Chicago and the programs it delivers to 6,800 athletes throughout the year! On March 5th more then 5,000 people jumped in Lake Michigan. Dax Shepard was one of the first to dive in wearing his police uniform from his upcoming movie “Chips”. That was followed up by the crew from the t.v. show “Chicago Fire”. Maybe next year I’ll join in……maybe.
Each year Imaging USA brings around 10,000 amazing professional photographers who descend on a city for networking, friend-making and bonding. This year the event took place in San Antonio, Texas. The energy from the thousands of attendees, great speakers and the incredible gear from the Expo vendors makes for a truly spectacular conference.
As with most years, Canon threw a fantastic welcoming party on Sunday night in the Grand Ballroom at The Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. The party was open to anyone with an Imaging USA badge.
During the party I was able to get several Canon Explorers of Light to agree to pose for me for a few group shots. Images were shot with a Canon 5D Mark IV and the new Canon 24-105mm IS f4 lens.
The Explorers of Light concept came out of Canon USA in the mid 1990s as a broad-ranging initiative for photographic education and inspiration. Today, the group is comprised of dozens of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of their creative specialty.