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. 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: “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.
PHOTO SET: Barclays Center Opening Night/Red Carpet!
If you live in the NYC area, you’ve no doubt heard about Brooklyn’s new sports & entertainment arena, the high-tech, ultra-modern Barclays Center. With the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, Barbra Streisand, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and other top acts on the way, it’s poised to rival Madison Square Garden as THE place to perform in the New York area.
Here are red carpet photos from Barclays’ highly-anticipated opening night…featuring a concert by rapper (and Brooklyn Nets co-owner) Jay Z….
PhotoSet: Inside the new, still-under construction Barclays Center arena!
NYC’s iconic Madison Square Garden will have a new, state-of-the art rival this fall: the Barclays Center, home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. The arena will also feature top music acts (such as Jay-Z, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli), family shows, and lots of sporting events. Recently, I was lucky enough to tour the Barclays Center…still being constructed…along with BrooklynFans.com and the Nets’ new announcer, the always-interesting David Diamante….
The Barclays Center will open on September 28 in a huge way…with a concert by Nets co-owner Jay-Z!