Photo Projects And Thematic Galleries: Collegiate Sports - 2004-2008, 2015-Present

Sports were one of my "gateway" photography subjects. I've always been an active person, so I gravitated towards sports and phys ed classes as a tween. In high school, I didn't have a car so I photographed what I was interested in that was also accessible to me, and then in college, sports photography became a way for me to make some money doing something I already enjoyed.

As a health and exercise science major in college, I had a lot of friends who were athletes, and when I was injured during track practice, sports photography became a way for me to stay connected with that group even when I couldn't compete. Now, I work in college athletics and recreation, and I regularly bring my camera with me to games to photograph our student athletes when I'm not otherwise doing typical athletic director stuff.

184 lbs, Augsburg College, Brad Tupa, Division III Championships, Duane Bastress, NCAA, York College of Pennsylvania, anguish, athletics, b+w, b/w, black and white, college, headlock, monochrome, pain, photo

Pain

Augsburg College senior Brad Tupa struggles as York College of Pennsylvania senior Duane Bastress holds him down during their 184 pound bout at the 2006 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships at The College of New Jersey. Bastress went on to win the national title; Tupa finished fourth.

Landmark College, Landmark Sharks, athletics, backlit, grass, kick, soccer, sports, college, photo

Aftershock

Blades of grass glow in the evening sun after being kicked up by a player on Landmark College's soccer team.

Sarah Spilman, TCNJ, TCNJ Lions, The College of New Jersey, athletics, college, cross country, huddle, sports, team huddle, photo

Team Huddle

Members of The College of New Jersey cross country team huddle together before the Haverford Invitational meet at Haverford College. Senior Sarah Spilman stands center in this 2005 photograph.

Kevin Jones, TCNJ, TCNJ Lions, The College of New Jersey, athletics, college, sports, track, track and field, photo

Jump

TCNJ athlete Kevin Jones reaches in mid-air during the long jump at The College of New Jersey's New Jersey Invite track and field meet. track and field meet.

American football, Cory Schoonover, Muhlenberg College, Muhlenberg Mules, TCNJ, TCNJ Lions, The College of New Jersey, athletics, college, football, sports, photo

Run for Glory

Chased by opponents from Muhlenburg College, TCNJ running back Cory Schoonover makes a break down the field during a football game while Mules fans look on.

Division III Championships, NCAA, sports, wrestling, 174 lbs, Cortland, Stephon Sair, athletics, college, photo

The Wrestler

Stephon Sair of Cortland pauses on the mat during the 2006 NCAA Division III wrestling championships. He would go on to win the 174 pound title.

Charles Drake Field, Landmark College, Landmark Sharks, Reed Bishop, athletics, college, soccer, sports, photo

Corner Kick

Landmark College athlete Reed Bishop takes a shot on the goal during a soccer match versus a local Putney adult team.

285#, Blake Gillis, Division III Championships, NCAA, Ryan Allen, sports, wrestling, photo

Heavyweights

Blake Gillis of Wartburg College and Ryan Allen of the University of Wisconsin Lacrosse battle for the 285 pound title at the 2006 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. Allen defeated Gillis, the top seed.

Brad Tupa, Augsburg College, York College of Pennsylvania, Duane Bastress, wrestling, NCAA, NCAA Division III, D3, championship, The College of New Jersey, photo

Determination

Augsburg College senior Brad Tupa struggles as York College of Pennsylvania senior Duane Bastress holds him down during their 184 pound bout at the 2006 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships at The College of New Jersey. Bastress went on to win the national title; Tupa finished fourth.

Brian Donovan, Brian Kopnicki, Kyle Alpaugh, Matt Randal, Pat DiGioacchino, TCNJ, TCNJ Lions, The College of New Jersey, athletics, college, sports, track, track and field, photo

Pack Mentality

Student athletes from The College of New Jersey and neighboring colleges and universities battle for position in a distance running event during the 2006 New Jersey Invite track and field meet held at TCNJ.

Posted in Sporting Events.