Shooting Baseball Cards Helped Photographer Get Sox Job

Ron Viseley was one of the freelance photographers hired by Fleer during the 1980s.  It was one of a number of part-time gigs he enjoyed back then.

Sometimes, it’s best to not be shy about things like that.

A conversation at an airport baggage claim was overheard by a public relations man for the Chicago White Sox–and the rest is history.

Viseley was able to turn his hobby into a full-time career…not just shooting ballgames all year, but handling the Sox photo department too.  That’s no small task.

The South Siders are serious about chronicling the team’s work on and off the field and Viseley is the go-to guy from February through October–and then some. has an interesting Q&A with the man behind all of those great color shots of the team that wears black and white.