We don’t focus on sports photography a lot, but Jerry Lodriguss’s portfolio is kind of making us reconsider that. Why is it that sports images don’t often get attention for being innovative and artistic? You can’t control your subjects, you have the chance of capturing moments that seem almost subhuman, and it’s completely spontaneous – seems like you gotta have some mad skills to produce decent images.
Lodriguss has been in the business since he worked part-time shooting high school sports in the ‘70s. As time went on he shot for Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and The New York Times just to name a few. Dude covers every sport you can think of from basketball, baseball, football, track and field, hockey, Quidditch*... everything.
His collection also seems to be a who’s who of American sport; capturing a young Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali and Charles Barkley. But sport isn’t Lodriguss’s only passion, he also specialises in ‘astrophotos’ of galaxies in space. Talk about a range!
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*Technically not true.