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Ink. Permanency. Irreversibility. Thinking before you create or the alternative: letting mistakes become a part of the process. Ink represents life to me. I feel there is great beauty in experiencing what exists now, accepting what is already drying on the paper and discovering what is about to be created. For me, ink means I'd rather live a life of "oh wells" than "what ifs".

I feel the same way about my job as a sports photographer. The truth is, when you shoot fast sports like I do...hockey, speed skating, bobsledders I don't care how good you are or how great your equipment is...this is what you get: crap crap crap crap GEM crap crap crap crap. And isn't that how anything worth doing always is? You're going to screw up 90% of the time. But it's worth it, for that one great shot.

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An official and licensed photographer of the ECHL & PHPA

Professional Teams: Utah Grizzlies. Colorado Eagles. Stockton Thunder. Alaska Aces. San Francisco Bulls. Las Vegas Wranglers. Ontario Reign. Bakersfield Condors. Idaho Steelheads. Gwinnett Gladiators.

Major Sporting Events: United States Olympic Trials Speed Skating 2013, United States Olympic Trials Nordic Combined & Ski Jump 2013, Korean Air ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup #2 2011, Viessmann FIBT Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup 2012 & 2013, Viessmann FIL Luge World Cup 2013, US Senior Short Track Championships, American Cup Bobsled, Desert Classic, US Single Distance Short Track Championships 2012 & 2013, Speed Skating Sprint World Cup #4 2012, US Short Track Speed Skating Championships, US Long Track Speed Skating Championships, Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2013, Essent ISU World Cup of Speed Skating #2 2013, and more coming up!

Publications: Though I photograph almost exclusively for world class athletes and their teams, I've also contributed to several publications, including: ESPN, E! Online, The Hockey News, Fox Sports, TRACK, The Racing Journal, many many newspapers and numerous websites.

:STAMP: Winter Sports: Speed Skating! by KANAR1ENV0GELIce Hockey Stamp by Agony-Whispers:STAMP: Winter Sports: Ski Jumping! by KANAR1ENV0GELSTAMP17 - Olympic games by spraynine
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Have a Sense of Humour

Holding by 1penUnpleasantness Awesome Unpleasantness by 1pen

"You have to have a sense of humour to be a sports photographer. Really. Because crazy things happen and athletes make the goofiest expressions. They also chew gum, munch nonstop on their mouth guards, squint, drool, spit, breathe with their mouths wide open, fiddle with their gloves and chin straps, unzip their hockey shorts all the way to the crotch, and yes, cover up their faces with their hockey sticks. Photographing a professional hockey team is like being married to thirty different men who all leave the toilet seat up and a bunch of beard stubble in your sink."

-1pen.
Oh My Gosh by 1penBoys just want to have fun by 1pen

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Thank you!

Due to Winter Sports Season, October - April, and the demands of my career during this time, I may not be able to answer each comment, favourite, or watch directly. Right now I am particularly busy (ironically) with out-of-state horse racing assignments. So I am on the road A LOT. Please know that I value your support and friendship very much and want to thank you in advance as a result. I do read every comment and try to reply when I can, but cannot guarantee it during the season. If something requires my immediate attention please leave me a note, and I will be more likely to see it. Thanks so much!!

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1pen

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Infernal-Impressions Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
Thx 4 :+fav: :)
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1pen Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Professional Photographer
You're welcome! :heart:
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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BIG thanks for the new :+fav:ing !
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1pen Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Professional Photographer
Always welcome! :hug:
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EssieofWho Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for including my photo in your horse collection! I love your gallery!
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1pen Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Professional Photographer
You're welcome, and thank you! :heart:
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Pierre-Lagarde Featured By Owner 3 days ago
:D :llama:
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1pen Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Professional Photographer
:highfive:
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Delta-13 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the llama!
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1pen Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Professional Photographer
You're welcome! :heart:
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