As the baseball off-season begins here in Rochester and I edit my final batch of 2014 Red Wings pictures, I wish to thank several people who support me and keep me working at my dream job.
First, the Red Wings, in particular Dan Mason, Nick Sciaratta and Tim Doohan, for allowing me to do what I love for the team I’ve been following since I was a kid. For me, there is nothing quite like combining the passion I have for photography with the best baseball franchise in all of Minor League Baseball.
Also, thank you to the photo editors at Minor League Baseball (MiLB) for highlighting my work numerous times throughout the 2014 season in their weekly feature, Photos of the Week. I’m very honored that they deem my pictures worthy.
I’ve made many friends as the result of being a team photographer with Red Wings but none better than my shooting partner, Bare Antolos. We’re constantly feeding off of each other’s work which results in both of us being inspired to always try to be better at our craft. Thanks for the all laughs and your friendship, Bare!
Of course my biggest thank you goes to my wife Kim for her continued support and willingness to put up with me having a second home at Frontier Field during the long baseball season.
At this point, I can use a break. But it won’t be long until I will miss focusing my lens on Rochester's Boys of Summer and then start making my plans for Spring Training 2015. Until then, I’ll watch a little football, catch a few Rochester Amerks hockey games, and in the words of baseball great Rogers Hornsby – I’ll “stare out the window and wait for spring.”