Categorized | Samantha Baker, Sports

Bentonville Black at Central JH

The thing I like most about photographing boys basketball is by far the intensity, hustle and aggression on the court (where it’s meant to be, not in the stands with the parents). Sometimes, as counter intuitive as it may seem, I think this tenacity on the court is amplified the younger the players are too. – this game was no exception.

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I'm originally from Colorado and I was introduced to photojournalism in high school while working on the school's yearbook. In 2011, I graduated from Colorado State University with degrees in journalism and art. This is my first “real-world” job, but while in college I worked for CSU's daily student newspaper and I interned for Denver-based Westword, the Colorado Eagles (ACHL hockey team) and Johnson and Wales University. I cherish analog photography and I like to shoot on a medium-format Mamyia RB67 whenever I can. While I'm not at work, I enjoy doing all sorts of physical activities, especially mud runs and Crossfit, and I love to bake desserts (which are usually consumed by my coworkers).