one helluva game. one helluva year.
by Maureen Electa Monte
About the Book
Baseball is so much more than a game! It's a leadership tool, a relationship builder, and a mirror for one's own life experiences. I captured this game between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins on 9/10/11! It was one helluva game, in one helluva year. Experience the emotional journey of my images and words, and be reminded about the the beauty of baseball, the past, and what really matters in life. If you have a childhood memory of spending time with loved ones at a baseball park, this book is for you.
In 1992, I moved to Paris to help a software company improve the usability of their CAD/CAM package. I left an engineer; I returned a photographer. I spent weekend after weekend, wandering around Paris with my used Nikon and Ilford black and white film. A few years later, I launched my own photography business. I shoot gardens, cityscapes, and classic cars, but I am most known for my photographs of people. I love shooting people in movement - the energy of a dancer, or the quick, fearless strike of a martial artist. For me, it's capturing the face of Joy. I pursue my bliss by shooting people pursuing their bliss. I also love to combine photos with words, so I find myself automatically creating captions, whether they appear on paper or not. Now, pushing fifty, I see my life as one long leadership journey, with photography being a significant tool I use to help others understand themselves, and those around them. I hope you enjoy my work. Maureen Electa Monte