2017 BNP Paribas Open: Sunday, March 20, 2017.

Here are photos from championship Sunday at this year’s BNP Paribas Open. This was the 5th time I’ve shot this tournament. That’s hard to believe. Shooting around the grounds in the 90 plus degree heat has become second nature to me by this point, but with familiarity comes the challenge of making what you shoot look unique and different from years past. It’s a good challenge every year, and this go around was just that – a good challenge. 

It’s not just a challenge creatively, either. 15-plus hour days in the desert sun with no days off is really difficult to do. By the end of this tournament, I was completely spent, both physically and mentally. Luckily, I think pacing is something you learn as you get older. I feel like I’ve gotten a little better at this over the years, at least. 

While the tennis is always amazing in Indian Wells, what keeps me coming back year after year are the people I work with. I’m so lucky to be included each year as part of an incredibly talented, hard working, fun group of photographers, editors, writers, videographers, and social media gurus. Having a team of people like this around you pushes you to be better, and it’s amazing to see ideas and concepts come to life through the collaboration among us. Thanks again to everyone on the team – you know who you are!

After a month in Florida for Spring Training, followed immediately by 10 days at this tournament, I’m back in Boston and catching up on rest. But not too much rest. Opening Day is in 11 days!

2017 BNP Paribas Open: Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Another busy one yesterday. I barely have time to post so here it is.

2017 BNP Paribas Open: Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Here are a few from yesterday. It was a slow day relatively, so I don’t have too much to show from it, but here are a few frames.

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 5.

Here is a gallery from ATP and WTA All-Access Hour and media availability today at the BNP Paribas Open, as well as a few from some practice sessions as the bigger names arrived on site. 

Didn’t get the chance to shoot a lot of match action today, but there were some fun features from the media hour. When you take a step back, it’s crazy to see moments like the above, with the world’s best so close to each other. 

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 9.

"Alexandr Dolgopolov jumps as he returns a shot from Fabio Fognini in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Alexandr Dolgopolov jumps as he returns a shot from Fabio Fognini in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fabio Fognini hits a shot beween his legs during a fourth round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Fabio Fognini hits a shot beween his legs during a fourth round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Andy Murray falls after playing a point against Milos Ranoic in a fourth round match Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Andy Murray falls after playing a point against Milos Ranoic in a fourth round match Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

" Milos Raonic reacts after defeating Andy Murray in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

” Milos Raonic reacts after defeating Andy Murray in a fourth round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Simona Halep reacts after defeating Casey Dellacqua at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Simona Halep reacts after defeating Casey Dellacqua at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tennis journalist Bud Collins receives the Alan King Tennis Passion Award on Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Tennis journalist Bud Collins receives the Alan King Tennis Passion Award on Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Stan Wawrinka serves to Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Stan Wawrinka serves to Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Stan Wawrinka returns a shot from Kevin Anderson during the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer walks out of the tunnel before playing Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer walks out of the tunnel before playing Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tommy Haas returns a shot from Roger Federer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Tommy Haas returns a shot from Roger Federer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tommy Haas plays Roger Federer at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves to Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves to Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves to Tommy Haas at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

I don’t have much time to post, but here are the highlights from yesterday at Indian Wells. 

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 4.

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka walk out of the tunnel before playing a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka walk out of the tunnel before playing a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka play a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka play a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Stan Wawrinka serves during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Stan Wawrinka serves during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka hug after defeating Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in a first round doubles match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka hug after defeating Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in a first round doubles match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer signs autographs after winning a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer signs autographs after winning a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Fans wait for an autograph from Rafael Nadal on the player lawn at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Fans wait for an autograph from Rafael Nadal on the player lawn at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"An aerial view of the grounds at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“An aerial view of the grounds at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Flowers are shown at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Flowers are shown at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Fans pack Stadium 3 during a first round doubles match between Jonathan Marray and Andy Murray and Gael Monfils and Juan Monaco in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Fans pack Stadium 3 during a first round doubles match between Jonathan Marray and Andy Murray and Gael Monfils and Juan Monaco in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Military members hold an American Flag during a 'Salute To Heroes' ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Military members hold an American Flag during a ‘Salute To Heroes’ ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Military members hold an American Flag during a 'Salute To Heroes' ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Military members hold an American Flag during a ‘Salute To Heroes’ ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Victoria Azarenka hits a volley during a match against Lauren Davis in Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Victoria Azarenka hits a volley during a match against Lauren Davis in Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Lauren Davis reacts after defeating Victoria Azarenka in Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open  in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Lauren Davis reacts after defeating Victoria Azarenka in Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

Lots of activity on the grounds yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open. The day began with an exciting doubles match on the brand new stadium 2 featuring fellow countrymen Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka. 

Not much more time to post, but these are the highlights!