Pittsburg State alum follows his heart capturing emotional images that seek to tell athlete's stories
If you follow Pittsburg State Athletics on Facebook or Twitter or visit their website, you've likely seen the work of Pitt State photographer Derek Livingston. Today, he resides in Joplin, but he was born and raised in southeast Kansas and is a part of an extended family tree of Pittsburg State alums.
For those unable to attend Pittsburg State football games this season, Derek's photos, published at PittsStateGorillas.com and through PSU's social media channels, took us to action. Whether it was the opening kick-off of the football season on September 1st or the final seconds of the gut-wrenching 17-14 loss to Ferris State that ended the Gorilla's undefeated season.
Derek covers Pittsburg State football and shoots everything from men's and women's basketball teams to volleyball, softball and baseball, cross country, and track and field.
Earlier this week, Derek sat down with KRPS's Fred Fletcher-Fierro to talk about what got him interested in sports photography, what he has learned along the way, and what major event he would like to cover that isn't in the Four States.