|All photos © Rob Tringali|
Rob Tringali is a freelance photographer who has specialized in sports for over 20 years. He photographed the last 22 Super Bowls, 14 World Series and numerous Olympic games as well as major golf and tennis championships, and World Cup soccer. Tringali’s clients often hire him to not only get the winning shot, but also capture the spirit of the moment through a unique perspective.
Tringali says, “I love shooting sports for a variety of reasons: I appreciate the competition and what an athlete or team has to endure to become the best, how they push themselves to limits most people couldn’t grasp. Capturing the essence of sport from such a close proximity never gets old. I’ve escaped near misses on NFL sidelines, have had hockey pucks and baseballs whiz by my head at ridiculous speeds, climbed with bulky, heavy lenses up snowy mountains—all experiences I would never trade.”
Above: Cameron Maybin #24 of the San Diego Padres poses during their photo day at the Padres Spring Training Complex on February 23, 2011 in Peoria, Arizona.
The sunlight beams through the windows down onto the field as Tony Romo #13 of the Cowboys passes to Jason Whitten #82 during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Rams at Cowboys Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.
David Freese #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds the bases after hitting a walk off solo home run in the 11th inning at Busch Stadium during Game Six of the 2011 World Series on October 27, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri.The Cardinals defeated the Rangers 10 to 9 to force a Game Seven.
Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts with a fist pump after a point in a match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the Men’s Final on Day Fifteen of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
Jockeys walk out of the Jockey room between races during opening day at Saratoga Racetrack on Friday July 22, in Saratoga, NY.
Yohan Blake of Jamaica races in the 100m mens final at the IAAF Track &Field meet in Kingston, Jamaica on May 7, 2011. Blake won the race recording a wind aided 9.80 time.
Juan Agudelo #9 of the USA reacts after scoring a tying goal in the second half against Argentina in a Soccer friendly on March 26, 2011 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Asante Samuel #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles is introduced before the game against the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field on November 27, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 38 to 20.
Portrait shoot of Power Lifter Chuck Vogelpohl attempting to squat over 1200 lbs at the Lexen Extreme Gym in Columbus, Ohio for Muscle & Fitness magazine on January 29 in Columbus, Ohio.
The Baylor Bears take the field before a game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Floyd Casey Stadium on September 02, 2011 in Waco, Texas.