Shocking, but the bad sleep patterns continue.
It’s 3:24am and answering emails, posting for Facebook & Twitter while watching Conan O’Brien highlights…. a typical Friday night in Roma!! 😉
So today was uber crazy shooting …. sometimes when we do photoshoots, it can be very challenging…. the players are always great, but to be able to shoot on a tournament site… well it’s less than ideal.
There can be issues with access getting on courts, timing around players practice schedules, making sure we have the right crew so the player is comfortable, lighting around specific courts & time of day, making sure we capture the needed shots, etc…..
Good news is, we think we came out on top!!! 🙂
We were able to get some great help from Michele Montalbini from Wilson Italy who assisted with the court situation and we shot Milos Raonic, Feliciano Lopez, Flavia Pennetta, Marina Erakovic, Corinna Dentoni, Vasek Pospisil and many more….. the players were awesome and we even saw Feli and Milos have a bit of fun playing mini tennis with their coaches. One thing about the ATP Tour is that the guys practice together often and you see great camaraderie to push each other to get better. Two great Wilson guys that always support Wilson through and through.
The tennis facility where the tournament is held is the most beautiful and incredible thing I have seen. I never played the tournament here, but I was told they have renovated the facility a few yrs ago and it’s amazing. For the first time in my life I wanted to take a photo of a tennis court!!! They have a sunken court that is surrounded by these fabulous statues and the seating is ALL MARBLE… yes, a tennis court that has marble!! Simply amazing……..
Now we have to get Petra Kvitova & Philipp Kohlschreiber lined up for today, but no confirmed time yet… we have to run and gun this day!!! 🙂