Duke wrestling behind-the-scenes

This season I will be doing a season-long behind-the-scenes photo story with the Duke wrestling team. While I have photographed a few wrestling meets, working with a team and trying to get photos off the mat is new to me. So it will be a learning process, but that challenge is why I wanted to embark on this journey.

A difficult part in working with a team is always getting embedded with a team and not feeling like an outsider. That part was made much easier when one of the seniors, Jacob Kasper, introduced me to the team. After a practice a number of the guys came up and introduced themselves, making knowing them and being comfortable around them much easier. A great sign a picked the right team to work with.

Below are some of my initial images from my first week with the team. Four images from the weight room and four from practice.