A man you may never have seen but whose work you see daily on Newswatch 16 is calling it a career.
Nick Horsky has been in our business for about 35 years, all of them as a news photographer.
Nick has been part of the transition from film to digital. We did track down an image of him with a camera and recorder that weighed more than a 3-year-old child but that’s the way it was, that was the business Nick called home.
When you think about it, it’s quite a record. Nick Horsky clearly preferred life behind the camera, the view through the lens instead from the other side, the side you see most of us on.
Horsky, few of us called him by his first name, didn't enjoy every day at work but then who does? What he did when he showed up, though, was work sometimes at jobs you might not expect a photographer to be involved in. Our business frequently requires long rides to places that few others want to go to, often are heading away from, but such is the nature of news.
Inevitably you learn about your partner for the day: their foibles, habits good and bad; their families, their projects at home, the kids, and many other facts of life.
Nick had an opinion on everything and made those long rides more interesting for sure.
Can I tell you something? Horsky, we're going to miss you for more reasons than we can count.