Piece description from the artist
“Flying on a Cloud” Sam Greenup of Milton Ma cannonballa off the Nonquitt Pier with Will Belknap (right) looking on during Labor Day weekend Sept 2000 South Dartmouth Ma USA. The misting effect was caused by a droplet of water on the Nikonos lens. Fuji 800 asa Nikonos 35mm @ F 11 1/500, The photo won Boston Press 2000 < Best of Show and 1st place Feature, and Associated Press New England Region Photo by Bill Belknap
Award winning staff news photographer retired from the Boston Herald. His photography in spans 25 years of news , sports, Red Sox, Bruins ,Celtics ,Music Concerts .
Boston Press Photographers Association, 1999 Best of Show, First Place Feature Fienberg Award
NE Associated Press NEA, 2000 First Place Feature
World Press Photo , 1996 First Place for Sports Action
National Baseball Hall of Fame ,1996 Second Place Sports Action
National Baseball Hall of Fame, 1996 Third Place Sports Action
Boston Press Photographers Association , 1994 First Place Hockey Action
Boston Press Photographers Association, 1992 News Photographer of the Year
Boston Press Photographers Association, 1992 Ramsdell Trophy First Place Spot News
Boston Press Photographers Association, 1992 First Place Fire
Boston Press Photographers Association, 1992 First Place Sports Feature
Boston Press Photographers Association, 1992 Second Place News Picture story
Boston Press Photographers Association, 1992 Second Place Hockey Action
Boston Press Photographers Association, 1987 First Place Sports Action
Bill's career started as a corespondent at the Concord Monitor as a writer being paid 25 cents for a inch of words but five dollars for a photo. Quickly found the interaction between subjects and making photos was a calling. Moving to Dallas Texas in the 1980's he worked for the Associated Press as a freelancer and was a photo printer. During that time he covered the Dallas Cowboys , Mavericks, Texas Rangers , 1984 RNC. In 1985 he was hired by the Boston Herald and his photo career excelled.
In 2002 he left the Herald to become a paramedic and served with New Bedford Emergency Medical Service to 2013.
All of his work comes from his original negatives and digital files