The Brooklyn Nets are all smiles… (6 photos)
I love shooting teams during their warmups, as you get to see another side to their personalities. Their uber-serious “game faces” aren’t on yet, and it’s fascinating to see players being much more lighthearted and frankly…more like one of “us”..
Photographing the Brooklyn Nets this season, I’ve seen a major change…when shooting them earlier this season when they losing practically every game, the mood was decidedly solemn. Now that they’ve turned things around and won their last 9 of 10 games, that solemnity has lifted…the Nets are smiling, joking…and much more at ease.
Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat on “Nickname Jersey Night” at Barclays Center. (10 photos)
The NBA has implemented “Nickname Jerseys” across the league, adding even more fun to this high-octane sport. The Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat were the first teams to where them during an actual game…fans can purchase them at local stores. Some nicknames (eg LeBron’s “King James”) were pretty obvious, while others were a little surprising….
Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Dec. 27, 2013 (10 photos)
Barclays Center, Brooklyn New York
As a photographer, there are few things more exciting than being up close and personal with the action you are shooting. It’s about knowing you are a PART of the scene…and capturing it for eternity…whether it’s a wedding, a concert or a professional basketball game. It’s about the thrill of doing what you love…to the highest degree.
PHOTO GALLERY: “The Package Tour” (10 Photos)
The 1990’s returned to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in the form of “The Package Tour”: New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. All three groups looked and sounded great. Much of the adoring audience appeared to be 30-something women, giddily enjoying a “girls night out”. I wondered how many are moms with daughters screaming for today’s teen idols… Justin Bieber and One Direction.
PHOTO GALLERY: Adrien Broner vs. Paulie Malignaggi (10 photos)
Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY
Another terrific night of boxing at Barclays Center, as Adrien Broner fought arch-rival Paulie Malignaggi. What made the fight captivating were the two wildly contrasting styles of the boxers. Malignaggi, a fireball of energy, constantly threw punches, seemingly non-stop, for all 12 rounds. Meanwhile Broner was calm, cool and exceedingly methodical, throwing punches only when necessary. Slow and steady proved the victor, as Broner won a split decision…and the WBA welterweight belt in the process.
Photo Gallery: Instagram Photo Walk at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (5 photos)
I had the pleasure of hosting an “InstaMeet” at one of my very favorite places on Earth: Brooklyn Botanic Garden. GREAT turnout, beautiful weather and lots of Springtime goodness! To see the photos from the walk, search hashtags #ignyc_bbg and #brooklynbotanic on Instagram!
PHOTO GALLERY: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus! (10 photos)
There’s nothing like the color, magic and vibrancy of the circus…and how it makes you feel like a kid again…
PHOTO GALLERY: “BasketBowl” with the Brooklyn Nets (10 photos)
What happens when you combine the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, bowling and die-hard fans? “BasketBowl”, a fun charity event held at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg. The playoff-bound team mixed, mingled and bowled with fans, with all proceeds going to Nets Assist, which gives back to communities in need. It was a delight to see the players drop their game faces and have fun interacting with awestruck fans…all for a good cause. Everybody wins!
Focused Faces: Brooklyn Nets 2013 (10 Photos)
As a sports fan, it has been a thrill to photograph the NBA from courtside this season, primarily the Brooklyn Nets (which happen to be my favorite team). Here are some of my favorite portraits of them…from lighthearted to deadly serious…but all completely focused.