2017 BNP Paribas Open: Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Here are some images from my third day out here at Indian Wells. A decent, very hot, day of shooting. 

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

"A line painting machine is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A line painting machine is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Drug sniffing dogs search the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Drug sniffing dogs search the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sloane Stephens leaves the practice courts before playing her Quarter-Final match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sloane Stephens leaves the practice courts before playing her Quarter-Final match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Ivan Lendl speaks to Andy Murray during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Ivan Lendl speaks to Andy Murray during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sabine Lisicki talk with her coach during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sabine Lisicki talk with her coach during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Juan Martin Del Potro answers questions during an interview at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro answers questions during an interview at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Juan Martin Del Potro signs autographs for young fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro signs autographs for young fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Stewards lead fans into the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Stewards lead fans into the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Stewards lead fans into the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Stewards lead fans into the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"All-time winningest professional Golfer Jack Nicklaus awaits an interview at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“All-time winningest professional Golfer Jack Nicklaus awaits an interview at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Former tennis payer Mats Wilander and former golfer Jack Nicklaus chat on the set of 'Live at Wimbledon' at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Former tennis payer Mats Wilander and former golfer Jack Nicklaus chat on the set of ‘Live at Wimbledon’ at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

It was another busy one out at the Championships Wimbledon today, but an exciting one to say the least.

I was able to get out early in the morning and roam the grounds while they were still empty. It’s so easy to get caught up in the stress and hustle and bustle of the media workroom and forget what a beautiful place the All England Club really is. Walking around and shooting by myself before the crowds got in was therapeutic, and definitely put me in the right mindset for the rest of the day. 

The photos above are a mix of what I shot throughout the day, including a visit by the Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus. 

Tomorrow I’ll be shooting video, which I’ve done periodically throughout this tournament. I plan to post all my video work from this year’s Wimbledon to the blog when I have a better internet connection and some more time. Until tomorrow!

Photos and Reflections: BNP Paribas Open – Day 12.

"Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro in the championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro in the championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro in the championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro in the championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal hits a backhand against Juan Martin Del Potro during the championship match Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal hits a backhand against Juan Martin Del Potro during the championship match Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Juan Martin Del Potro serves against Rafael Nadal in the championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro serves against Rafael Nadal in the championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Juan Martin Del Potro reacts during the championship match against Rafael Nadal Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro reacts during the championship match against Rafael Nadal Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro congratulate each other after the championship match Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro congratulate each other after the championship match Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Confetti falls as Rafael Nadal poses with the championship trophy after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Confetti falls as Rafael Nadal poses with the championship trophy after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro Sunday, March 18, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal gives a press conference after winning the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal gives a press conference after winning the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal poses for a championship photograph after winning the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal poses for a championship photograph after winning the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova hits a backhand during the BNP Paribas Open championship match against Caroline Wozniacki Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Sharapova hits a backhand during the BNP Paribas Open championship match against Caroline Wozniacki Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Caroline Wozniacki lunges for a backhand during the BNP Paribas Open championship match against Maria Sharapova Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Caroline Wozniacki lunges for a backhand during the BNP Paribas Open championship match against Maria Sharapova Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova reacts after winning the BNP Paribas Open championship match against Caroline Wozniacki Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Sharapova reacts after winning the BNP Paribas Open championship match against Caroline Wozniacki Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova gives a press conference after winning the BNP Paribas Open championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Sharapova gives a press conference after winning the BNP Paribas Open championship Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova poses for a championship photograph after winning the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Sharapova poses for a championship photograph after winning the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, March 18, 2013 in Indian Wells, California.”

I’m here in the terminal in the Palm Springs airport, in the middle of a long delay that was just announced when I got here at 4:30 this morning. I can already feel my tan fading, and it seems like I’ll be welcomed back to Boston later tonight with a fresh dusting of snow.

Since I have some downtime now, I wanted to take this opportunity to post my photos from all the championship action yesterday, and to reflect a bit on my experience over the past two weeks working as a photographer and videographer for the 2013 BNP Paribas Open

Yesterday was a crazy day, but a thrill to be on hand to shoot those final points and player portraits with the trophies. I’m particularly happy with the images I got of Rafa as he won championship point. I definitely chose the right spot to be in. 

Overall, I worked harder, longer hours at this tournament than at any other one I’ve done in the past. One guy covering an entire Indian Wells Tennis Garden’s worth of courts was a grind, particularly during the early rounds when there were so many matches going on. You’ll never hear me complain about warm weather, but it gets hot out here in the desert when you’re lugging all the photo gear up and down stadium steps all day. 

I was brought here to work hard, though, and I wouldn’t change that for anything. I loved every second of it, even the crazy moments where it felt like I had to be in four places at once. After all, it’s a privilege to shoot for one of the biggest and most important tennis tournaments in the world, and to meet and work alongside some of the world’s most talented photojournalists that I’ve admired for a long time. 

As I’ve recently said quite a bit, I’m making a big push this year to improve my video skills, and this tournament was a fantastic experience in conceiving a concept, shooting it, then editing it sensibly and concisely under tight deadlines. Just from the past two weeks, I feel a lot more confident in my abilities as a video journalist, and I’m proud of most of the pieces I produced. My videos and photos also landed me some nice bylines, included in both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times

Finally, and most importantly, it was wonderful to re-connect with old friends and colleagues, and to meet so many new ones. Over my whole career, I’ve been extremely lucky to work for and learn from the best in the business, and the BNP Paribas Open was no exception. I owe a huge thanks to Matt Van Tuinen and Jeff Watson, the MVTPR stars and masterminds behind the BNPPO media operations, for giving me this opportunity and for breaking me into unfamiliar territory. Also, thanks to the rest of our team – Nick McCarvel, Pete Holtermann, Fred Sidhu, and Craig Gabriel – for their creativity, tennis expertise, and help throughout the tournament.

Last but not least, thanks to you all for reading! Sorry I cluttered your news feeds with posts over the past two weeks. I’m off to find some breakfast. 

Photos: BNP Paribas Open – Day 11.

"Juan Martin Del Potro reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic in three in the semifinals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic in three in the semifinals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after winning the first set of his semifinal match against Juan Martin Del Potro Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after winning the first set of his semifinal match against Juan Martin Del Potro Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fans show their support for Novak Djokovic Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Fans show their support for Novak Djokovic Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal hits a forehand during his semifinal match against Tomas Berdych Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal hits a forehand during his semifinal match against Tomas Berdych Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tomas Berdych serves during his semifinal match against Rafael Nadal Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Tomas Berdych serves during his semifinal match against Rafael Nadal Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych and advancing to the finals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych and advancing to the finals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych and advancing to the finals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych and advancing to the finals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"A ball boy holds an umbrella during a semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“A ball boy holds an umbrella during a semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bill Gates watches a semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Bill Gates watches a semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Elena Vesnina serves during the women's doubles finals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Elena Vesnina serves during the women’s doubles finals Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina kiss the trophy after winning the women's doubles championship Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina kiss the trophy after winning the women’s doubles championship Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Mike Bryan lunges for a shot during the men's doubles championship match Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Mike Bryan lunges for a shot during the men’s doubles championship match Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan pose with the trophy after winning the men's doubles championship match Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Bob and Mike Bryan pose with the trophy after winning the men’s doubles championship match Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

We’ve arrived at the final days of the tournament, so here are the best photos from yesterday’s men’s semifinal matches and men’s and women’s doubles championships.

There was so much drama on court, which made for great emotion and energy. Today, we’ve got the men’s and women’s singles final, so be sure to check back for the winning photos!

Photos and Video: BNP Paribas Open – Day 10.

"Caroline Wozniacki reacts after defeating Angelique Kerber in the semifinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Caroline Wozniacki reacts after defeating Angelique Kerber in the semifinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Angelique Kerber returns a shot from Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Angelique Kerber returns a shot from Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Andy Murray serves to Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarterfinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Andy Murray serves to Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarterfinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro shake hands after their quarterfinal match Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro shake hands after their quarterfinal match Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Juan Martin Del Potro reacts after defeating Andy Murray in the quarterfinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro reacts after defeating Andy Murray in the quarterfinals Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"The sun begins to set of Main Stadium at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“The sun begins to set of Main Stadium at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Kirilenko reacts during her semifinal match against Maria Sharapova Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Kirilenko reacts during her semifinal match against Maria Sharapova Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova hits a backhand during her semifinal match against Maria Kirilenko Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Maria Sharapova hits a backhand during her semifinal match against Maria Kirilenko Friday, March 15, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

Here is a selection of photos from quarterfinal and semifinal action on the men’s and women’s side of the 2013 BNP Paribas Open. We’re deep into the tournament now, so at this point, the photos become more about emotion and reaction rather than straight about straight tennis action.

Additionally, I’ve posted a video from an incredibly unique opportunity I had to follow Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as they were escorted from the locker room to the court before their quarterfinal match two days ago.

What I love best about the work that I do is the experiences it allows for. These intimate moments before a sporting event of international interest are rarely seen, and it was incredible to witness that first hand. The entire journey took about three minutes, but it seemed to all happen so quickly. A memorable assignment for sure.

This video I shot and edited follows their journey.

More to come from all of today’s action!