photos by Paul Thompson
It's October and that means there's been a lot of baseball on our television lately. I'm not a big sports person in general. Basketball bores me, football confuses me and I can never follow the hockey puck. But baseball seems to be the one sport I can wrap my head around. Having grown up in eastern Pennsylvania, Tom is a lifelong Phillies fan and so over our years together I've come to follow the team as well. The Phillies are out of the playoffs this year, so we're pulling for the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series. But even before I knew anything about baseball, I could appreciate a well-taken portrait and that's really what this post is about. It's incidental that the subject matter is baseball players. I love the way they stare into the lens, the details in their wool uniforms, their small hats perched upon their heads.