For the last ten years I have captured the history of the Women's Professional Fastpitch League as a photographer for one of their teams, the Chicago Bandits. What started off as a chance meeting with the owner turned into a dream job. I watched the league grow from playing on dirt fields to competing in beautiful ballparks designed specifically for women's professional softball.
Through the years I've captured images of players having fun in the dugout, winning championships, losing heartbreakers, signing autographs, retiring from the league and sharing time with their fans.
The players featured in these photos are all amazing athletes. Some made the team through open tryouts, some were college stars, and some were/are Olympians. But all of them play with a passion that is unmatched.
In celebration of my ten years with the league, I decided to put together a book celebrating its history, its players and its growth. It will feature photos from teams past and present, spanning from 2008-2018.
My goal is to give you an inside look into this fascinating sport. I have been sorting through thousands of photos so I can include the best catches, the greatest plays and the love of the game that all of these women share.
This is the first book of photos and interviews covering a behind-the-scenes look of life in the Women's Pro Fastpitch League (NPF).
At a time when women's sports are gaining attention and being featured on major sport channels, this book is here to make their voices heard with the crack of a bat. I hope you celebrate the journey of these women by purchasing a book.
Risks and challenges
My greatest challenge will be narrowing down the final selection of photos. There are too many amazing shots to count. I want to be sure that all the teams are represented. I am including some player and coach interviews to provide additional insight into the league, its growth and its direction for the future. The book is organized chronologically with interviews interspersed throughout the book.
In an effort to make the book available for the 2018 holiday season, I have moved up my deadline. The completed book is anticipated to go to print before the end of November. Printing may be limited based on the number of orders and services at my disposal.
The cost of the book covers printing, shipping and program fees. The book is 8.5" x 11" with 200 pages.
I will be upfront with all backers regarding any changes to the distribution date. If you have questions, please get in touch.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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