Veterans Day Honor

Veterans Day Honor

  In honor of the day we celebrate veterans who have served our country, a gallery of images from a shoot I did for Sports Illustrated last year: http://archive.toddbigelowphotography.com/gallery/Injured-Vets-for-Sports-Illustrated/G0000IdG1YXI4WnE These vets, mostly from Iraq and Afghanistan though also from Vietnam, left an indelible impression on me as true survivors. They had such positive energy and…

Lorena Ochoa’s Sudden Retirement

Lorena Ochoa’s Sudden Retirement

Like most in the sports world, I was caught by surprise today at the announcement of Lorena Ochoa’s retirement. With more news to come on Friday, it’s with great hope that all is well in her world. I’ve been shooting professional sports and athletes for almost 25 yrs, the last fifteen for national publications such…

Print Media Moans but Doesn’t Seem to Care

Here’s my personal tale of woes from the last year or so with regards to the print media, a industry that has been bemoaning the massive loss of readership for years now. You’d think they’d work to hang on to loyal subscribers. Vanity Fair. Love the long form journalism. Arrives in mailbox on average about…

What Exactly Do You Do?

What Exactly Do You Do?

I always get a laugh from the quizzical look on peoples faces when I tell them I’m a “photojournalist.” Sometimes it’s like announcing you are a neonatal geophysicist. The long, drawn out “Ohhhhh” is the first clue they have no clue. Once the standard, “I take photos for various magazines and publications” is explained, I’m…

Covering Pebble Beach

Covering Pebble Beach

I just got back from shooting the AT&T National Pro Am for Sports Illustrated and am still laughing at some of the situations photographers commonly run into when shooting the PGA Tour. Covering a golf tournament really is unlike any other sporting event. Let’s consider a few of the unique things about covering golf compared…

James K. Colton Lecture at Annenberg

James K. Colton Lecture at Annenberg

I had a chance to catch a long time editor, mentor and friend lecture the other night at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City. Jimmy Colton, Picture Editor at Sports Illustrated, flew in from NY to speak to a packed house about what he looks for when editing for Sports Illustrated. Having worked…