I’ve shot many football games in my life. At times, my camera’s batteries have lost charge more quickly than usual, but never before have my batteries actually frozen to the point where they won’t even turn on.
A.S. Roma of the Italian Serie A scored two goals to make an impressive comeback in the country’s most passionate soccer derby. Their indisputable star scored both goals becoming the joint top-goalscorer in the history of the Rome derby, but none of that will be remembered.
One moment will be remembered from that match – the moment Francesco Totti celebrated with a selfie.
The World Cup has been thrilling so far. Despite the Australians bowing out early with three straight losses, I have loved every minute I have seen as the world’s best compete. With just four games to go, the excitement is high as the world wonders if Brazil could achieve a World Cup victory at home.
There has been incredible goal after incredible goal. And on the sidelines there has been a team of photographers specialising in sports and football photography capturing every moment for the world’s press.
Robert Cianflone, a Getty Images photographer, is one of those photographers. In 2014 alone, I have followed his Instagram account with awe has he covered both the Olympics in Russia and now the World Cup in Brazil. I was curious about what it is like to be covering the World Cup, so I reached out to him to get some answers. [Read more…]