If you have a chance, check out my story in the sports section of USA TODAY tomorrow (Thursday Feb 14, 2008) about NBA All-Star Chris Paul and the projects he is working on to serve families and kids in New Orleans. I had a blast photographing the New Orleans Hornets’ game against the Denver Nuggets from the floor. Paul is one selfless and amazing athlete. Most of my time and energy went into a three-minute video telling his story as we traveled around New Orleans to various projects he worked on. The video will be embedded with the story online. I’ll post a link tomorrow.
Update: Link to Thursday’s story with video.
Thursday’s special All-Star game preview section was generous to me. I had a full-page of photographs from this story. It’s not often we get that kind of real estate in the paper. Pretty cool for my first official assignment on staff. Also I got many compliments from my colleagues, bosses, an award of recognition, and a mention about my photographs in the daily newsroom-wide email pointing out the highlights of the day.