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.
Saw my first Phish show yesterday. The weather was perfect for an outdoor show. Music was great and the fans brought me back to the days when I used to go see the Dead. Had a great experience and was lucky enough to get a few good photos.
Phish was formed at the University of Vermont in 1983. Known for musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of genres, and dedicated fan base. They performed together for nearly 20 years before going on hiatus in August 2004. They reunited in March 2009 and have since resumed performing regularly.
Phish’s music blends elements of a wide variety of genres, including funk, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, folk, country, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and pop. Although the band has received little radio play or mainstream exposure, Phish has developed a large and dedicated following by word of mouth, the exchange of live recordings, and selling over 8 million albums and DVDs in the United States.