Monday, October 13, 2014
For USA fan Doug Morales (with his daughter) it was a full circle experience. He was at Donovan's first game in LA in 2000. And with 36,000 other fans, he had to be at Donovan's last game as well. For me personally it was the close of an era as well. I first became a hardcore USA fan attending games in 2000, and Donovan was always playing a role with the team. To see him say goodbye was a sad moment. A true farewell to so many memories and the passage of time.
As the fans screamed for one more wave from Donovan...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Had a lot of fun photographing the premiere night for the Mill Valley Film Festival for the Marin IJ. The two big starts in attendance were Hillary Swank (who took a selfie with some young fans)...
...and director Jason Reitman.
The media swarmed both Swank...
...and Reitman determined to get their photographs.
The festival is also a lot of fun for the locals who get to dress up for the premiere gala.
So much fun! You can see more of my photographs on the Marin IJ website.
Monday, August 11, 2014
It was nice to take a 3-day weekend off from work for the first time in forever at Outside Lands!
It was great to kick back, relax and soak up the atmosphere.
Hear some of my favorite artists, including Valerie June at the Sutro stage.
Even though I left my camera at home, I took a bunch of pix with my cell phone...
And posted it on my Instagram feed.
...or just a bunch of legs...
See more of my pix from #OutsideLands on Instagram.
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Civic Center was the epicenter of World Cup fever in San Francisco on Sunday. Thousands of Argentina fans, Germany fans, and soccer fans came to witness the finale to greatest sporting event on the planet.
Soccer was everywhere in the Civic Center...
...as were the crowds. The whole square was packed with spectators watching the game on the large screens.
There were a sizable number of German fans, wearing white shits with the black, yellow and red color.
But there were equal numbers of Argentina fans in sky blue passionately cheering throughout the match.
Some fans were really excited to show off their colors, even to themselves.
While others almost blended into the blue skies above San Francisco. The tense game ended 0-0 at regulation, forcing extra time.
In extra time, Germany struck for a goal sending German fans into a frenzy.
The Argentina fans could only look on in disbelief. Their World Cup dreams shattered.
As the final whistle blew, the Germany fans were in ecstasy...
...as the Argentina fans could not contain their disappointment.
But in the end there can only be one victor to the World Cup, and Germany is a worthy champion.
And after a month, the World Cup is over. We are all packing up our pitches and heading home. Its been an incredible month. Photographing soccer fanatics in 14 cities over the United States. Meeting incredible people from all cultures and background, sharing a laugh or sometimes a cry, and through it all reveling in the wonder that is the World Cup.
It's been amazing and I already miss it. Do we really need to wait another 4 years for the next World Cup??
Saturday, July 12, 2014
When photographing soccer fanatics, I've found what's most important is their passion. Even if there is only one fanatic watching the game.
On Wednesday at Venga Paella in Oakland, Santiago Cuba watched the Argentina-Netherlands semi-final match. At the end of the match he was the only Argentina fan there.