Eddie Keogh

Eddie Keogh

Based
London, United Kingdom
Born
London, United Kingdom
Status
Photographer
Camera
Canon 1DX
“My biggest lesson? Don’t drive over your camera, they’re not that strong.”

Beat

Primarily I cover sport or sport-related features.

One Shot

. LONDON, United Kingdom. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Arsenal's Thierry Henry controls the ball as David Bentley of Blackburn Rovers looks on during their FA Cup fifth round soccer match.
“One of my favourite images is of Thierry Henry controlling the ball on the end of his foot while being about 2 meters off the ground. I always enjoyed watching him play and this picture beautifully summed up his athleticism.”

Profile

My mum used a Kodak Brownie to take family pictures and used to chop our heads or feet off all the time. I figured at an early age that I could do better than that. The jury is still out.

I’m a self-taught photographer and printed all my own pictures by transforming my bedroom at home into a darkroom.

My first paid job was to cover the soccer match between Millwall and Reading for the Matchday Programme.

Covering the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984 as a 21-year-old boy was mind blowing, and probably was the time when photography became part of my DNA.

As a Londoner I was very proud and happy to cover the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. What’s not to like about sitting in the front row for some of the greatest sporting events this world has to offer, and then getting the chance to photograph them as well?

My biggest lesson? Don’t drive over your camera, they’re not that strong.

I respect photographers who put their lives on the line to tell the story.

Behind the Scenes

. Switzerland
Eddie Keogh covers the Euro 2008 soccer championship in Switzerland.