Vicksburg native Evan Farrell fulfilled his dreams of taking photographs at a college football game over the weekend.
Farrell, a junior at Warren Central High School, contacted VDN a few weeks ago about attempting to get press passes for an Ole Miss football game so that he could take pictures. He got his wish on Saturday when he traveled to Oxford and was on the sideline for the Rebels.
“I set this goal for myself eight months ago and I’ve been working really hard and making connections to do that,” Farrell said. “The atmosphere at the game was great and it’s a better quality of football and everything is just so much better.”
Farrell mentioned that he has always been an Ole Miss fan and he grew up going to their games as a kid. This time he was able to be in arms-length of the live action.
“I got hit in the head with a kickoff when I wasn’t paying attention,” Farrell said jokingly. It was fun seeing all the players interact with each other and I was very happy with everything.”
Farrell began taking photographs on Nov. 4, 2022 at a Warren Central vs. Brandon football game. He promised himself that if those photos did good then he would pursue photography. The videos ended up getting 3.4 million views on TikTok and now Farrell is well-known when it comes to photography.
Farrell has no plans of slowing down as he is currently working on a Hard Knocks-style documentary for the Warren Central High School football team which is expected to air in early 2024. His goal for next year is to shoot at an NFL game and continue to build his portfolio.
Farrell plans to pursue photography in college and he has already improved his skills in such a short amount of time.
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