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Episode 0041: Interview with Simon Bruty, Sports Photographer

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LensFlare 35 is a weekly show brought to you by Dave Warner. In this week’s episode, Dave interviews Sports Photographer Simon Bruty. During his career, Simon has traveled extensively to work on feature stories as diverse as soccer in Zambia, golfers in Greenland, and badminton in Indonesia. He photographs football, tennis, skiing, soccer, and golf for Sports Illustrated. He has developed a diverse archive of portraiture including Michael Phelps with his eight Olympic gold medals, Lance Armstrong, Ben Bradlee, and David Beckham among other modern luminaries. His award-winning photograph of Ronaldo was featured in an ad for Canon Europe before the 2006 World Cup Games and in 2003 The London Observer chose one of Simon’s photographs to be included in their list of the World’s 50 Greatest Sports Photographs.

In this episode, Simon talks about the difference between being a photographer in England and in the US, photographic opportunities, hardest athletes to photograph, what makes sports photographers different than other photographers, shooting the Super Bowl, the Olympics and much more.

If you have a topic of interest that you would like us to explore in an upcoming show - drop us a note at editor@lensflare35.com.

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