Basel is a world-class photographer, and I highly recommend him, without reservation. His art direction, shot selection and post production processing are all very advanced. His athletic photography communicates the emotion and energy of the athletes, going well beyond the standard, dull emphasis on physicality and action so common to many average photographers. This emphasis on emotion humanizes his subjects, bringing their striving into sharp context for the observer.
His work for me was at a high in suboptimal conditions - poor lighting conditions, limited vantage points and perspectives from which to shoot, and uninspiring backdrops for the action. Basel did the best that he could, and the output was amazing considering to the environment.
Excellent administration is another key attribute, and his level of organization was exceptional.