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Bills Life: Jordan Phillips goes behind the lens


By now, Bills fans have a solid understanding of the type of person Jordan Phillips is. Committed to his teammates and to perfecting his craft, the five-year defensive tackle has made a name for himself for his playmaking ability and his enthusiastic personality. What fans may not know about the on-field hype man, however, is his knack for taking a good photo.

While he's certainly no stranger to bright lights and cameras, Phillips prefers to be on the other side of the lens.

"I've been doing it for about two years, when I had my son," he explained. "I don't have very many pictures of me from when I was little, so I wanted to make sure I had some of my son and that's when I really got into it."

Passionate about the images he captures, Phillips even dedicated an Instagram account to showcasing his work.

"I just use a little Lightroom and Photoshop, nothing too much," said Phillips about his editing capabilities. "I have a friend back home that really sat me down and got me everything that I needed... He walked me through some things and did a little seminar on it and after that, it's been fun."

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For Phillips, photography has provided an outlet for him to get in touch with his creative side.

"It's just a way for you to express yourself, without really showing any emotion if that makes sense and kind of the way I express myself."

As featured on his photography account, Phillips dabbles in just about everything when it comes to what he shoots.

"Not really," he said in referenced to his preferred subject matter to photograph. "I'm more into portraits, but I just really want to get cool shots. It really doesn't matter what it is. I'm not good enough yet to specialize, so I try to get everything that I can."

From photos of his youngster to breathtaking views of mother nature, Phillips never fails to recognize a picture-worthy moment. He's even documented outings with his teammates.

"I try to bring my camera most places we go when we hang out," he said of his fellow Bills.

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While just a hobby for now, Phillips is interested in developing his skills further and even views photography as something he would like to pursue after his NFL career.

"Oh yeah. It keeps you close to the game and everything," he explained. "I don't want to be a coach or anything, so if taking pictures is how I stay close to it, that's how I do it."

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