I was absolutely in my element on this trip to New York for the 2015 US Open. I was at Flushing Meadows for three days and had the chance to take some incredible photographs. Tennis can sometimes be incredibly tough to photograph with variety but the US Open offered so many great spots to shoot from that I was able to get a nice mixture of angles.
I’ve tried to pick six very different shots to showcase some of the variety that can be had by mixing up shooting positions with three pictures taken down low and three from up high.
The emotion shot of Andy Murray trying to raise the crowd (and his game) on Athur Ashe is one of my father’s favourite images. It was taken from the courtside as Murray reacted to a successful net approach.
I shot Milos Raonic looking down from the balcony over the Grandstand court. It’s one of those unique perspectives that I’ve only seen at the US Open and it makes for great pictures. They are knocking down the Grandstand to replace it with a new more modern stadium next year which is a shame because this view will disappear with it.
Johanna Konta, hitting a forehand return is the bread and butter action shot when it comes to tennis. Again taken from courtside but this time on the new Court 17.
I love this head shot of Caroline Garcia waiting to return serve. It’s tight and the background is nice and clean. I did a similar shot of Serena at Roland Garros a few years back and I really should do more of these in future.
The fifth shot shows Eugenie Bouchard winning her match on Louis Armstrong Stadium. This one was taken from the sidelines near the back of the court. It’s an emotion shot just like Murray but because I’m high up I’ve gone for a full length body shot. Again I think I could do with adding more shots like this to my tennis galleries.
To finish up I had to include a shot of Novak Djokovic. This was captured from the very back of Arthur Ashe as Djokovic took on Seppi. The idea was to frame Novak against the blue court surface which again creates a clean background. It’s not the best action pose but I just like how simple the shot feels. I’ve taken similar photos of Novak at Roland Garros and Wimbledon and I must admit the way he plays the game makes him a lot of fun to photograph as I almost always come away with great images.