Meet Patrick McDermott
Based in Wisconsin and Washington D.C., I’m a sports and portraiture photographer who’s work is influenced by presenting the world of sports in a unique way — documenting the professional athletes as they are. In a sporting event, the most memorable moments often happen out of reach, miles from audience seats. This is when I get to photograph relatable portraits of athletes, human with feelings, allowing for fans or viewers to feel like they’re an intimate part of any sport.
I served as the official team photographer for the NHL’s Washington Capitals for nearly 10 years, and was the staff photographer for MLB’s Washington Nationals baseball team. From covering almost every sporting event from the Olympics and IRONMAN, to the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals, my passion and artistry stems from my interest in conveying the power of emotions on and off the playing field.
When I’m not in a stadium, you can find me running, traveling and spending time with my family and teacup yorkie Gus.