Kid, you’re in!

Kid, you’re in!

I’ll never forget my first assignment with a national magazine as a sports photographer’s assistant more than 20 years ago.  My job was to photograph the top three men and top three women finishers of the 1994 Boston Marathon. At the time I believed it was my one and only chance to have a sports photography job. Since it was such a rare opportunity, I shared with the photographer that my dream was to work at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He immediately discouraged me from holding onto that dream. He told me it was an impossible dream and that I was sure to be disappointed. Every photographer wants to be assigned to the Olympics. I couldn’t help it.  I…