A lighter day of match play on Day 5. Here’s a quick video cut I shot and edited from the ladies’ match between grand slam champions Simona Halep and Victoria Azarenka.
Above is a gallery of photos from both the men’s and women’s singles finals matches at the 2015 BNP Paribas Open. I’m a bit late in posting these, but it’s been a crazy few days of traveling and getting back into the swing of things in Boston.
Sunday made for an amazing day of tennis, with two back and forth, three set matches. In the end, Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic were able to pull off wins against Jelena Jankovic and Roger Federer. These are some of my favorites from the day.
And with that, the tournament comes to a close! Indian Wells has a special place in my heart, and just like years before, my experience working for the tournament web and social media team was incredible. It was long days in 90 plus degree heat, tired legs and sore shoulders. But it was also amazing tennis, unparalleled access, and genuinely great people to work with.
I believe that any place or experience is only as good as the people it’s shared with, and the team of writers, photographers, editors, social media specialists, and public relations experts that I am lucky to be a part of is second to none. I owe many thanks to each person on our team. They are all talented, creative, hard working, and fun to be around.
I hope I’m able to continue working in tennis in the future!
Here are some photos from day five at the 2014 Connecticut Open, during which we saw defending tournament champion and world number two Simona Halep ousted in the first round by Magdalena Rybarikova.
In tennis, you just never know!
We’re down to the final two players on the women’s side, as Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard have advanced to the finals of this year’s Wimbledon. I was lucky enough to be on Centre Court to shoot both semi-final matches yesterday. It really is a beautiful court, and I loved every minute of being out there.
These are the highlights from those two matches, as well as a few other scenes from throughout the day.
We’re approaching the end of the BNP Paribas Open, which means matches are getting more tense and emotions running higher. Yesterday was an exciting day of tennis, and today should be even better.
Here are some of the highlights from the men’s quarterfinals and the women’s semifinals.
I don’t have much time to post, but here are the highlights from yesterday at Indian Wells.
We had a much needed, smooth day of tennis yesterday. All the matches went relatively quickly, which gave us some time to catch our breath and regroup as we head deeper into this tournament.
I tried to mix things up a bit, and found shooting from up high to be working well yesterday.
Another big day today!
I’m back in Boston after spending the past ten days in New Haven, Connecticut, where I worked as the tournament photographer and videographer for the New Haven Open tennis tournament. Although this is a significantly smaller tournament relative to others I’ve worked in the past, the amount of work to be done, photos to be taken, and video content to be produced was no less than ever, so I’m just now finding the time to catch up on posting that work here.
Finals day is always crazy, but also always makes for great photo opportunities, and I was pleased to get some nice reaction images as Simona Halep stunned Petra Kvitova to win the singles championship and Sania Mirza and Jie Zheng took the doubles title.
Although the New Haven Open is a women’s only tournament, and the draw is smaller than some others on tour, there’s still tons of activity off the court that needed to be covered. My work often calls for shifting styles and working somewhere in the middle of journalism, marketing, and public relations, respectively, and this was no exception. Although I was on court shooting editorial photos of forehands, backhands, and serves, I was also shooting corporate events, tennis clinics, and sponsorship signage around the grounds, all aimed toward use for future marketing material. In that regard, these ten days served as a good experience for me in shooting for those different purposes simultaneously.
As usual, it was a nice opportunity to re-connect with old colleagues and friends, and to make new connections as well. It’s a pleasure to work alongside so many talented individuals, and I’m very lucky to do so on a daily basis, both in tennis and in baseball. I of course owe huge thanks to the team I was chosen to be a part of. Matt Van Tuinen and Jeff Watson of MVTPR and all-around media whiz Nick McCarvel do some seriously impressive work. It was also a great pleasure to work alongside Elsa Garrison, our old Boston Getty Images photo colleague turned New York staffer, out on court and at events throughout the week.
Although I won’t be able to shoot the US Open this year as I’ve done for the past two years, I’ll be keeping busy in Boston for the next couple of months, as the Red Sox are in the heat of a playoff chase that should come to an exciting ending.
Thanks for reading!
These are photos from the two semi-final matches at this year’s New Haven Open. Both were great matches with some nice opportunities for pictures.