Ricardo López Hevia

Ricardo López Hevia

Baseball: culture, nation and prosperity

Baseball: culture, nation and prosperity

Baseball marked me forever. Ever since I was a little boy, I played it and it was the engine and the basis for the practice of any other sport. It helped me in the formation of personality, it made me understand that teamwork is essential to obtain results beyond the individual, and I learned to react under many pressures, to discern and select the best play in fractions of a second. From a photojournalist’s perspective, there is no better sport to cover. With baseball, you develop an instinct for anticipation that, in the long run, becomes an essential tool. It is a complex discipline, its technical-tactical characteristics force you to know each move or pitch, because you don’t know when the dynamics of the game will change. There is pressure in the stadium, to master perfectly the techniques of photography and photojournalism, so you can get good and different results. But I use that pressure as a stimulus, it generates a flow of adrenaline that I need and enjoy enormously in the exercise of creativity. Lights and shadows in diamonds. Photo: Ricardo López Hevia. This is how I have fully lived unique and transcendent moments of...

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