The Wrong Side of Great

James Felton was going to be the next big thing at 16, flying past & with future NBA stars like Lamar Odom, Tracy McGrady, Elton Brand & Ron Artest. 
Instead of reaching the same status, he ended up at five colleges, at the Harlem Globetrotter, in alcohol rehab & would be dead by 27. 
The haunting photo needed an equally atmospheric type treatment. I thought of a play on being in the spotlight and the dark shadows hidden within a person.
Which side decides to come to light?

ESPN The Mag
CD: Siung Tjia
Photos: Roger Erickson
Writer: Bruce Feldman