As far as celebrations go, the most iconic of them in sports has got to be the championship shot. In the locker room, or on the sidelines, with the champagne flying. The art to a good champagne shot
(or Gatorade shot) is actually getting yourself right in there. You get wet and you get hit, your eyes are irritated and it’s not fun, but it does make good pictures. Sometimes players will see a camera and challenge me: “Hey, can you get a shot of this?” Sometimes I’m lucky enough to get a picture of the champagne coming right at me. Usually I’m just hoping to get a decent shot before my camera gets shorted out. But it’s really a cool thing to be part of. When I was a kid, I’d watch this stuff on TV, and now I’m in the middle of it. I do pinch myself at times. The idea of making that good picture always beats out the potential for harm to myself or my gear.