By James Lattanzio and Chloe ColemanJune 6
In summer 2016, I decided to act on a long-simmering idea to do a series of portraits of teenage athletes, a project that was way out of my comfort zone and in an area of photography that I lacked much professional experience with. My daughter is an athlete, and I had been very involved in youth and high school sports. Being a photographer, I had started photographing her games from the time she began playing as a child. Even after she moved on to college, I continued to shoot for my local high school teams mainly for my enjoyment of it, while getting to know many of the players and coaches.