About the Photographer Dirk Shadd is a Florida-based photojournalist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Shadd worked as a staff photographer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, California before coming to the St. Petersburg Times in 1998. In addition to daily assignments, news and photo projects, Shadd spends a considerable amount of his time photographing sports. Shadd’s other interests include swimming, biking, running and rehabbing old houses. (but not all at the same time…) Contact Dirk Name Please enter your name. Email Please enter a valid email. Your Message Please enter a message. Let's Do This! Message failed. Please try again. Thanks for your message! I’ll be in touch soon.