Shot the New Jersey Devils win over the Ottawa Senators last night at the Prudential Center, and much like my golf game, I hacked it around all night. Devils touted rookie Reid Boucher scored his 1st NHL goal and I was on the wrong end of the ice. In the second, I left my spot with a couple minutes left to move some images and get set to run upstairs for the third and 30 seconds after I left Damien Brunner scored a goal…it was that kind of night.
I was caught in the middle of a railroad track…Thunder!
I looked ’round, and I knew there was no turning back…Thunder!
My mind raced and I thought what could I do? Thunder!
And I knew there was no help, no help from you…Thunder!
Sound of the drums, beatin’ in my heart, the thunder of guns!
Tore me apart…
You’ve been – THUNDERSTRUCK! — AC/DC Continue reading Arturo Gatti Enshrined in Hall→
Last year I had the opportunity to shoot my first GAA Gaelic Football match, at the time I had never even heard of Gaelic Football, but I had a great time covering the game between Sligo and New York. When I received the call this year to cover the Connacht SFC Quarter-Final match between Leitrim and New York this year I was downright excited. It’s a pretty wild sport to cover, a mixture of soccer, Australian rules football and basketball, while the setting inside Gaelic Park is more the atmosphere of a tailgate than a sporting event with grills creating smoke and smells that linger over the field, a lot of Irish folk with beer and elevated train cars. Continue reading GAA Gaelic Football: A Sunday in the Sun→
Well the NHL and the players finally came to their collective senses and got back on the ice this past weekend, and thankfully sent many of us back to work on a regular basis! I was getting a bit restless sitting around and trying to fill time with other work. While my family is happy with the newly painted kid’s room, Kitchen and dining room, I was missing the time behind my camera. So this season I’m back on the New Jersey Devils beat again, and it got off to a pretty good start Tuesday night with home game #1. Continue reading NHL: Ahhh…Back to Work→
A few days ago I was alerted to a relief fund started by photographer Donald Miralle for fellow photographer and our friend Al Bello. Last year Al’s home suffered tremendous damage from Hurricane Irene. Al and I were both in Rio shooting the UFC’s big foray into Brazil when the Hurricane hit. Both of us were scrambling to contact our families, check on our houses and arranging flights to get home since most were cancelled. While I lived in one of the most affected areas, Pompton Lakes, NJ, my house was spared any damage. Al was not so lucky in Merrick, NY. Al and his family rebuilt and he never once complained about what they went through. Last week Hurricane Sandy hit the east and again Al and his family were hit badly.
I sent Al a text after the storm asking how he was and how he got through it, and he simply replied “We are safe but house killed again. You guys ok?” No complaints, just wanted to know if we were fine, that’s the type of guy he is. Al had offered a lot of guidance and advice to me when I hit the photo scene, and over the years has become a very good friend.
Now he can use everyone’s help, so please read on about how to do so from photographer Donald Miralle.
On November 5th Donald and his wife Lauren posted the following on Facebook.