Hey strangers. I had the misfortune of having to take a long and relaxing cruise to Alaska, thus the radio silence. (but don’t worry, a 5 hr slide show is on the way.)
I wanted to draw your attention to the latest issue of Inside Lacrosse (August 2008). As you know, last year, I did a year-long photo essay of the varsity men’s lacrosse team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was a ton of work, but very gratifying to do. One of the most gratifying results is a 9 page spread that Inside Lacrosse magazine, where I am a frequent photo contributor, published in this latest issue. I had been in talks with Inside Lacrosse’s art director James Schaffer since as early as September or October about the possibility of doing a spread in IL. At the time, I didn’t know if the project would even be successful or would reach fruition. Also, the story could always be displaced by other stories if a major event broke in lacrosse.
So other than my discussions with Inside Lacrosse and UNC sports information director Dave Lohse, I told not a soul that the photos could eventually find their way into the printed version of IL. I told not even the coaches or players. I only told them about 2 weeks ago when I knew the magazine had literally gone to the printing presses with the article included.
I’m really excited about the end result. The editors decided to publish 9 pages for the story, a good 2 to 3 more photos that I ever expected. Also used was a photo on the table of contents page.
If you are a UNC Lacrosse fan and want to order a back copy, you can do so on this order form.
Of course, you are a subscriber anyway, right?
A public thanks to James Schaffer, Keely Knop, John Jiloty, Jon Brand and Matt Can at Inside Lacrosse for their help.