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.
I’m in Queens, New York for another installment of the US Open Tennis Championships! I always love coming here to shoot. This year, I’m only here for a quick two days as my schedule allows, so I’m trying to make the most of it. Yesterday, my job was to roam the grounds and shoot a combination of good features and match action. Here are some favorites from my take.
A refreshing breath of not baseball!
Here is a gallery from my third and final day of the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships. A big thanks to the USTA and the amazing photo team for including me. It’s an honor to be just a small part on a hard working, talented team like this one is.
I’ll be sad to miss the rest of the tennis, but excited to be back in Boston for a busy month of September!
Here is a gallery from my second night at the 2017 US Open.
I’m in New York City, where I’m back to shoot the US Open Tennis Championships for the first time since 2012. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. I’ve shot a lot of tennis between now and then, just not here at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Being here brings back the memories of the start to my photography career and work in tennis. I first worked at this tournament when I was just 19 years old. That’s scary.
Unfortunately, I’m only here for three days, as that’s what my schedule will allow, but I’m very thankful to the awesome US Open web and photography team for having me back. I plan to make the most of it during these three days! Last night was a good start, as Roger Federer outlasted up and comer Frances Tiafoe in a crazy five set match on Arthur Ashe.
It’s hard to believe, but my ten days of photographing the 2012 US Open are over! I shot a lot of matches throughout the day today, but decided to only post photos from the most important one here.
Andy Roddick lost in four sets to Juan Martin Del Potro, signifying his retirement from professional tennis. It was an emotional afternoon in Arthur Ashe Stadium, and I was thrilled to be on hand to shoot it.
Here are our galleries from Day 10.
I had an amazing experience at the Open this year, and I want to thank the team at usopen.org for making it so special. I added a few solid additions to the portfolio, got to attend some exciting events around the grounds, and shot lots of really good tennis.
I was also very happy to make some wonderful new connections, and, most importantly, to see old friends from many different parts of my life.
Back to Boston this morning!
Despite rain delaying play throughout the day, I still found myself quite busy on Day 9. I shot a really pleasant mix of tennis, features, and events happening around the grounds.
Besides shooting pictures of our rubber ducky for our rubber ducky rain photo gallery, my highlight had to be shooting the 2012 ICON Awards ceremony, during which former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt was honored. I have to say it was pretty neat to be up close with one of the best coaches of all time. Here is a gallery with the rest of my photos from the ceremony.
I also got some nice action and player reaction today, including the above shot of Victoria Azarenka celebrating after her three set win over Samantha Stosur in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Here are our photo galleries from the day.
Day 10 tomorrow!
Here are a few images from Day 8. I had some down time today, so between shooting matches I did some roaming on my own and shot some features from around the grounds. It felt good to get away from shooting straight action for a bit and mix things up.
I didn’t get anything too special. I think I just needed to do some mindless wandering after a nonstop schedule over the past seven days.
Here are our galleries from Day 8.
Day 9 tomorrow! Break out the ponchos and rubber duckies. Forecast: Rain.
Day 6 is in the books, and it was really, really hot. I was all over the place, and shot a ton of tennis. Tried to get a nice mix of high, low, tight, and wide shots. I’m loving how colorful the photo opportunities on court are here.
Here is a link to our series of photo galleries from day six.
Another day coming up!