One of my students at American International College, Kayla Hunkin-Clark, asked me to photograph her rugby team in action. It was my first time photographing the sport and I loved it.
Unlike the similarly rough sport of football, neither helmets nor facemasks obscure facial expressions:
|Domo Hammock makes a tackle.|
|Fair Patton and Oriana Johnson lift Domo Hammock in a line-out.|
|Anne Harvey places the ball while in a ruck.|
|Anne-Laurence Harvey makes steps and strides.|
At a full sprint, Kayla breaks through all defenders.
She consistently and creatively applies the knowledge she gains.
Assisted by Hilaria Lymas, Kayla makes a tackle.
I enjoy learning about my students' non-academic interests, to learn what makes them tick, to see them pursuing their passions.
Studying art and history, Kayla (second from left) and classmates, act out the roles of people in a painting.
|Badge of Honor - Ice Pack on Injury|
Artist, educator and photojournalist John Nordell, Assistant Professor of Communication at American International College in Springfield, Mass., blogs about the creative process at CreateLookEnjoy.com