Dallas Sports Fanatic co-owner and credentialed media member covering Dallas area professional and college sports.
Owner of Michael Lark Photography
Of all of the great quotes from the late, great Stuart Scott, this is probably my favorite because it was part of changing the culture of sports journalism forever. The recent passing of one of my all-time role models has served as a reminder to me that life is short and should be lived to the fullest – and that’s why I decided to take my passion for sports to the next level.
In 2013, I began building my personal brand on social media (Twitter/Instagram) as a go-to for news, rumors, insights and commentary on the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys, as well as other professional sports, teams, and players.
MavsFanatic.com brought me on as a staff writer and social media coordinator in May 2014, partnering with Ryan Wilson as co-owner of the site. Together we built a powerhouse team of writers, reporters, designers, podcasters, photographers, and videographers.
In the summer of 2017, Mavs Fanatic transformed into Dallas Sports Fanatic, a credentialed media organization covering all Dallas-area college and professional sports, including the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers, Dallas Wings, FC Dallas, Texas Legends, Texas Revolution, Dallas Rattlers, and the University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas, SMU and TCU football and basketball. DSF also provides coverage of the Dallas Cowboys.
In the summer of 2017, I also started my own freelance company, Michael Lark Photography, where I specialize in sports and entertainment photography, digital media and video production.
As a freelancer, I’ve covered the 2017 Byron Nelson, 2017 Colonial Invitational, 2018 Cotton Bowl, 2018 MLB All-Star Game, and 2018 NFL Draft. I served as a photographer and social media manager for Star Sports Tours, the official travel partner of the Dallas Cowboys for two years. Currently, I serve as the lead photographer for Cowboys Experience.
I’ve shot several charity events including Dirk Nowitzki’s Heroe’s Celebrity Baseball Game, Ron Spring’s Brotherhood 4 Good, and Dallas Cowboys’ Travis Frederick’s Blocking Out Hunger Foundation. I’ve conducted over 100 private photoshoots and have even shot with NBA and NFL players, Dallas Mavericks Dancers and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, as well as private portrait shoots, live events, and weddings.
I’m always opening to discussing full-time, part-time, freelance or contract work. Would love to talk about any potential opportunities, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out the form below.