Another day of action here at the grounds! I was on for the night session, but came in early in the day to catch Roger Federer and a bit of Serena Williams playing in the light (and a quick glimpse of Kobe). Here is my take from the day and night together.
I wish I had a few more days in me here! A big thanks to the US Open and the super talented photo content team for having me on board again. It’s always a pleasure. And now the drive back to Boston begins.
Combining days here since they all blur together anyway! A busy day on the show courts led to this video above which bounces between matches throughout the day. There’s also some random stills from the two days here, including a stylized “Afternoon Tea” shoot at Wimbledon.
Here is some visual work from Day 2 at Wimbledon! The first piece is a quick 60 second video hit on the return of Wimbledon defending Champion, Angelique Kerber. I also shot a few photos of some famous people.
Here are my photos from the men’s and women’s singles finals matches on Sunday in Indian Wells. On the women’s side, Victoria Azarenka pulled out an upset over World No. 1 Serena Williams, while Novak Djokovic cruised easily to beat Canadian, Milos Raonic.
And with that, the 2016 BNP Paribas Open is over. It’s hard to believe this is the fourth straight year that I’ve shot this amazing tournament. Each year, the event gets bigger, more innovative, and more progressive. And lucky for me, the team that I get to be a part of does to. When I started in 2013, there were just five of us on our media team. It has now grown to over 20, and is poised to get bigger in years to come. What we have now is an elite team of writers, photographers, videographers, social media experts, and public relations specialists, all bringing expertise from different professions and different places. It’s pretty special, and it makes the long hours, endless flights of stairs, and countless hours in the 90 plus degree sun with heavy photo equipment all worth it. I’m lucky and thankful to be a part of something like that.
I also believe that in this business, it’s good practice to be as diverse as possible. It’s refreshing to shoot special events like this. For me, it gives me a breather from shooting baseball, but also always leaving me feeling re-energized creatively, and ready to bring that energy back to my work here at the Boston Red Sox. I think events like these balance themselves out well with my career in baseball, and I’m lucky to be able to experience both.
A big congratulations and thank you to everyone I got to work with in Indian Wells. By this point, there are too many people to thank individually. That’s a good problem to have. You all know who you are.
After three weeks at Red Sox Spring Training followed immediately by ten hard days shooting tennis in the desert, I am physically exhausted. I need to relax and regroup over the next few days. Then I’ll get fired up for the start of another season at Fenway Park. It’s good to be busy!
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Here are photos from a huge day of quarter-finals and semi-finals tennis yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open! Another big day coming up today.
Here are photos from Day 6 out here in Indian Wells! We had all the big names on court yesterday, capped off by a tight three set win from Rafael Nadal. Another busy one today.
Here is a selection of action and features from yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open.
Yesterday was a massive day of tennis. Serena, Roger, and Rafa all in a row, just to name a few big names. Here are photos from the day!
Here is a gallery of photos from Day 7 action yesterday, as well as some select from Serena Williams emotional return to the BNP Paribas Open for the first time since 2001.
It was a great atmosphere to shoot in, and Serena gave plenty of good emotion for us to shoot.
Here is a collection of photos from some great moments yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open. More to come from a big day today!