Archive for November, 2014
Looking back: Finding strength in loss
Looking back: Finding strength in loss

One of the most difficult parts of my job is photographing the team that just lost a championship game. What the athletes, coaches and fans see is a photographer shoving a camera in the athletes’ often tear-stained, always agony-filled faces. What nobody sees or knows is that my heart is breaking for them, because I saw […]

Looking back: Bowl-eligible
Looking back: Bowl-eligible

When writing these weekly retrospective blog posts, I try to avoid highlighting Penn State football too often. The weeks I do photograph a game, it’s easy and tempting to just focus on that one (large) assignment for this blog, but I like to challenge myself to look a little more closely at my everyday assignments from […]

Looking back: Governor-elect Tom Wolf
Looking back: Governor-elect Tom Wolf

Almost 10 months ago, I didn’t know what Tom Wolf looked like. Reporter Ed and I had arrived at Lehigh University, where the Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidates would take part in a forum. We were waiting for Wolf — a York County native who still lives in the house in which he was born, in […]

Reminding me who my audience is…
Reminding me who my audience is…

Post by Jason Plotkin I love election nights. People make fun of me because I always say it. Most photographers think of this night as a visual bore, but I come from a different perspective. I love the challenge of finding something interesting in what others may see as mundane. And believe me, election night […]

Looking back: Maryland’s first Big Ten game against Penn State
Looking back: Maryland’s first Big Ten game against Penn State

Usually, when Penn State is (on the verge of) losing a football game, I join the other field photographers in looking for signs of frustration, dejection or gritted teeth among the Nittany Lion players and staff. Last week, I instead looked toward the opposing — the winning — team. Maryland was playing its first Big Ten […]

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