PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 13.

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!

Thanks for following!

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 11.

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.

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 6.

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.

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 13.

A crazy day at the BNP Paribas Open yesterday. Rafael Nadal went down to Canadian Milos Raonic in an epic three set match, and Serena Williams, who returned to the tournament for the first time since 2001, pulled out of the draw with a knee injury.

You never know what you’ll get!

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 11.

 

Here is a selection of action and features from yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open.

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 9.

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!

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 7.

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.

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 6.

Here is a collection of photos from some great moments yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open. More to come from a big day today!

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2014 – Saturday, June 21, 2014.

"Samantha Stosur warms up on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Samantha Stosur warms up on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Andy Murray walks toward the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Andy Murray walks toward the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Amelie Mauresmo, newly appointed coach of Andy Murray, smiles at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Amelie Mauresmo, newly appointed coach of Andy Murray, smiles at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Andy Murray serves during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Andy Murray serves during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Dustin Brown talks on the phone before a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Dustin Brown talks on the phone before a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A grounds crew worker measures a net at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A grounds crew worker measures a net at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Boris Becker watches as Novak Djokovic practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Boris Becker watches as Novak Djokovic practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Rafael Nadal adjusts his cap as he addresses the media during a press conference at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Rafael Nadal adjusts his cap as he addresses the media during a press conference at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Serena Williams reacts as she addresses the media during a press conference at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Serena Williams reacts as she addresses the media during a press conference at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Saturday, June 21, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

I’m here in London, England, where I’m lucky enough to be photographing my third straight Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

This year, I’m working as a member of the official tournament photography staff, which shoots for both the tournament website, wimbledon.com, as well as for marketing and publications within the All England Lawn and Tennis Club. This is my first year working for this department, so it’s needless to say that I’m thrilled to have this opportunity.

Today was my first day shooting, so I spent it getting my bearings and learning the new system. These photos are a mix of activity out on the practice courts and a few introductory press conferences. 

Here and here are links to two galleries on the tournament website that feature my photos. 

I’m looking forward to posting every day as the tournament goes on!

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

"Novak Djokovic stretches before a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Novak Djokovic stretches before a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Novak Djokovic ties his shoes on the Aorangi Practice Courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Novak Djokovic ties his shoes on the Aorangi Practice Courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Serena Williams signs autographs for fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Serena Williams signs autographs for fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Laura Robson signs autographs for fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Laura Robson signs autographs for fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Tennis racquet shaped pasta, served in the player dining area, are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Tennis racquet shaped pasta, served in the player dining area, are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A statue of past Wimbledon Champion Fred Perry is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A statue of past Wimbledon Champion Fred Perry is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"The gentlemen's and ladies' singles main draws are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“The gentlemen’s and ladies’ singles main draws are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Ball kids sit outside the referee's office at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Ball kids sit outside the referee’s office at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Grounds crew workers sit during a break at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Grounds crew workers sit during a break at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Guests talk over a drink at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Guests talk over a drink at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Pitchers of Pimm's are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Pitchers of Pimm’s are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Wednesday, June 26, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

It was a bit of a strange day here in SW19. At the moment, I can think of at least eight players from both the men’s and women’s side of the main draw retired or withdrew from the tournament due to injuries. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Maria Sharapova are among several out by the second round. It’s certainly something I’ve never seen before.

But despite all the weirdness on court, the tournament goes on and there’s still plenty to shoot off court. Since there was some downtime during matches today, I tried to document the moments happening outside of tennis.

Thanks for looking, and goodbye until tomorrow!