I photographed a commercial shoot for a cellular company in 2017 around this time last year. I wanted a bit more soccer action than what was allotted for the commercial shoot so I called the marketing director, told him the situation, asked permission, and less than 7 days later I was on the field again.
I played soccer for a good 16 years as a kid and made it to State Finals when I was 17 years old, lost in a shootout, but still, remember those days as some of the best on record.
Sebastian was out on injury for a good while and he invited me to sit with him while he “took shots on goal from the sideline.” Who would say no to that?
It rained pretty hard but I stayed put and used the armhole a freebie t-shirt over my gear… I love to problem solve to get the shots.
There is absolutely nothing like standing behind a goal while these athletes take shot on goal prior to the whistle. The ball slamming into the boards and whooshing through the net at speeds, unlike anything I had ever seen up close.