I am a photojournalist because of my love of sports and sports photography.
As a teen, my bedroom wall was a shrine to two people Farrah Fawcett and Walter Iooss, Jr..
Each week when Sports Illustrated was delivered to my Chicago home, I would quickly page through the issue and then cut out my favorite images, usually by Iooss, and tape them to the wall just to the right of my stellar beer can collection.
The other side of the room was reserved for Farrah and the SI swimsuit edition.
I still thoroughly enjoy sports photography but my wife doesn’t let me tape anything to the wall.
Here are my favorites from 2009.
©2009 Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune