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Visual Stories: Behind the Lens with Vincent Laforet by Ibarionex Perello, Vincent Laforet

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Chapter 3. Marrying the Story with the Aesthetic

Right fielder Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs swings at a pitch during a game against the Houston Astros at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas (1998).

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There were a lot of things happening in 1998, but during the summer of that year, it was all about baseball and the home run competition between Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire. Along with dozens of other photographers, I was at the Houston Astrodome in anticipation of Sosa hitting his 66th single-season home run.

And though the event promised to be historic, the venue was horrible.

Photographers were relegated to two wells, our only options ...

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