NCAA Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships

A few months ago, I photographed a bunch of college students running fast, jumping high and throwing heavy things at and indoor setting on the campus of Texas A&M. I think my favorite events to photograph were the pole vault because the athletes looked like they were falling out of the sky and the 100m races because the celebrations came less than a second after crossing the finish line. Also, there were so many events going on at once that if you blinked...you might have missed something. Big shout to the Texas A&M men's squad and the Oregon women's squad for taking home the national titles.


Univision 45 Houston for Houstonia Magazine

I spent a couple of days making my way through the hallways and newsroom of Houston's Univision television station for Houstonia Magazine. It was quite fascinating to see how a nightly newscast comes together from gathering information, meeting with the news team, discussing stories and eventually writing the copy and presenting it to the audience. Oh, and anything can happen at any time so you have to be ready for that as well. Big shout to Univision 45 for letting me kick it with them at work. Check out the article written by Adam Doster HERE!


The Reality of Wrestling

I recently worked on a wrestling project that was a winner in PDN's Adrenaline competition! Reality of Wrestling is an independent pro wrestling circuit based in Texas City, Texas and founded by former WWE + WCW 5-time champion Booker T. I spent the night backstage and ringside while the wrestlers prepared, practiced and then performed for the audience. The athleticism was obvious and incredible but the real fun was watching the wrestlers transform into their personas once they slipped through the sliver of black curtain and made their way to the ring. Check out a gallery of images from that night HERE!


Mike Davis - Head Basketball Coach at Texas Southern University for Houstonia Magazine

When I got this assignment, my initial thought was Mike Davis? Mike Davis who took over for Bobby Knight and was almost a national champion at Indiana Mike Davis? Mike Davis who was dangerously close to signing Boogie Cousins to the University of Alabama-Birmingham Mike Davis? Yep, that Mike Davis who has been quietly killing it in the SWAC winning the conference 3 of 4 years and leading the Tigers to the NCAA tournament in two of them. Cool, I get to meet Mike Davis and chop it up about Jared Jefferies and Tom Coverdale. But of course, that's not how it went. He was a super cool dude and amenable to all my ideas but he's a D-1 basketball coach trying to prepare his team for an all away game non-conference schedule. Ain't nobody got time for Starghill saying "hold the ball with your left hand and look to your right." Mike Davis has a team to coach. Big shout to Monica for coming through with the assignment!


Kick & Roll Open Gym at Stance Socks HQ in Orange County, CA

Every year in Austin, TX the Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation unleashes the Kick & Roll Classic on the sneaker community for an eventful day of hoops, sneakers and colon cancer awareness. But sometimes there are warm up events along the way. This time was at Stance HQ in Orange County, CA. Some people got crossed up, some people got J'd. Some took Ls and some took Ws...but EVERYONE got socks. Big shout to the George Kiel and the KCCF fam and all the homies at Stance!


TJ Ford Basketball

Y'all remember TJ Ford right? The diaper dandy, the whirling dervish, the Longhorn legend? I remember watching a few of his games in high school when he played on that super team at Willowridge. They pretty much blew out every team on their way to a Texas state championship. Good times, good times. Well, now Mr. Ford is running a basketball camp/AAU squad here in Houston with some of H-Tine's top high school hoopers. I spent a Saturday with the crew as they worked hard and reached for greatness.