Photo of the Week, Vol. 5

My Photo of the Week, Vol. 5 isn’t exactly a technically or artistically challenging image but it is a look into what I do on a daily basis. For the past two years I’ve been as close to the University of Kansas athletics as you can be, photographing everything from tennis, swimming & diving, to the legendary Kansas basketball team. When I was shooting for newspapers I had a different image I was after but now that I’m doing more for my good friend and mentor Jeff Jacobsen at KU Athletics I’m after a image that shows Kansas sports entirely in a positive light.

Here, assistant head coach Clint Bowen (left) smiles after Dave Beaty made a funny remark to a young KU football fan. Beaty was hired this year after Charlie Wies was fired due to yet another lackluster football season. Bowen was the interim head coach after Wies’ departure, bringing a lot of exciting energy to the sideline but it wasn’t enough to secure the full-time job.

I took this photo at KU Football fanFEST which is part of Football in February, a series of events that are supposed to create excitement about the 2015 campaign. It was good to see Bowen, a coach I photographed several times last year and grew to like very much, laughing with Beaty – it goes to show how good of a guy he really is.

Check out my other Photo(s) of the Week here:

Photo Specs:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 @ 4.0

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