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Image © 2011, Mat Gdowski/Southcreek Global || 16 October 2011: Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Honda, was launched into the air as a result of a lap 12 crash that collected a total of 15 race cars and the life of Dan Wheldon, driver of the #77 Bowers & Wilkins Honda, during IndyCar racing action at the IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Mat Gdowski: Photographer/Owner: South Bay Photography
Address: Lexington, KY 40517, USA
Phone: Cell: 859-457-7800
Mat Gdowski's Message: ** I am looking to accept assignments to shoot the Daytona 500 weekend from February 24th through the 26th as I will be there for that weekend, thank you **

Hello there Sports Shooters!

I have been shooting all types of photography since 2002; everything from sports to models to events, etc. For me, the best type of photography to shoot is sports. The action, the excitement, the emotion...all caught on film (or sensor as it may be) for everyone to enjoy the moment.

I am here to learn as much as I can and to help others along the way. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

I freelance shoot for Cal-Sport Media, ZUMA Press, Front Page Media Group, and Icon Sports Media, but am trying to expand my horizons as much as I can. I am currently accepting freelance jobs at this time. Please contact me via the information listed on this profile.

I shoot all types of sports and most recently covered the University of Kentucky football season, the Cincinnati Bengals, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, among other sports and non-sports venues.

If you have a need to have anything covered in the Lexington, KY area, or even outside of this area (Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Nashville, Columbus, Detroit, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, etc), please let me know and I'll do my best to cover it for you; even if it's not a sporting event.

I am happy to report that one of my images have been included in's Pictures of the Year for 2011. At the bottom of my SportsShooter profile page is a link to the image itself on's site. It was image #36.

My image also made 3rd place in the "Sports Action" section of NPPA's "Best of Photojournalism 2012". Check the link for info:

Have a great day and thanks for viewing my profile!

Mat Gdowski
South Bay Photography

Twitter: @SouthBayPhoto

Last Update: 436 days ago
Member Since: 9.1.2006 (Senior Member)

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The images below are from the portfolio of Mat Gdowski. They are presented here for your viewing pleasure. These images may not be used elsewhere and are protected by copyright. To see these images, click on the icon and you will see a much larger image.
1 "IZOD World Championships at LVMS"
16 October 2011: Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Honda, was launched into the air as a result ...
2 "Wild Ride!"
24 October 2010: Josh Faircloth is doing his best to achieve 8 seconds of glory on Big Tex during th...
3 "Josh Hayes on the Grid"
Josh Hayes (41) taking a moment to gather some thoughts
4 "Battle Face"
23 January 2011: Bakersfield Condors Goalie Brian Stewart (#30) preparing for battle after replacing...
5 "Start of the Kobalt Tools 400"
06 March 2011: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion, leads the field around turn ...
6 "Rounding the Corner"
30 October 2010: TCU's Aundre Dean (#30) tries to avoid UNLV's Tim Hasson (#43) during one of his ru...
7 "The Burnout"
18 April 2010: NHRA Funny Car driver John Force of the Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang does hi...
8 "Leaving the Line"
18 April 2010: NHRA Stock driver Mick Alley lifts the front end of his Camaro during the Final round...
9 "Josh Hayes Getting Some Air"
Some early February morning testing by Josh Hayes (41) in the crisp, clean air at California Speed...
10 "Flames Anyone?"
31 October 2010: NHRA Funny Car driver John Force drives to the win in his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang ...

|| Mat Gdowski's Recent Forum Posts:   [ Detailed Forum Stats ]
8.27.17 10:33 AM Change in Cincinnati Bengals contact info
10.20.11 2:09 PM IndyCar Dan Wheldon tragedy
2.14.11 9:32 AM MacBook pro 15" or 17"
2.03.11 1:04 AM PC to Mac???
1.28.11 7:00 PM Photo Mechanic: Importing only locked images?
|| Mat Gdowski's Web Links:
South Bay Photography:
My image made's Pictures of the Year for 2011. Image #36:
NPPA's 3rd place winning image in their "Best of Photojournalism 2012" "Sports Action" category:

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