Image copyright Terrell Lloyd. All rights reserved.
by Skip Cohen
"Why?" is all about unique backstories and special images that often helped launch the careers for some of the most respected artists and educators in imaging today.
Terrell Lloyd joins me on this new episode of "Why?" Although there's probably nothing Terrell hasn't photographed or can't, his first love in photography is sports, especially when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers. He's been their Senior Manager of Photography Services and Lead Team Photographer for twenty-three years!
I don't usually share videos on "Why?" episodes, but the video below was produced by the 49ers and also shared by SanDisk on their YouTube channel a few years back. Considering that my primary purpose for starting this series was to introduce you to the movers and shakers in our industry, it's perfect for giving you a look at a day in the life of a totally dedicated team photographer!
Terrell originally sent me the screenshot of a collage of Joe Montana's last game in 1992 shown below. It clearly is a pivotal image in his career. I wanted to share his photograph and backstory, so I pulled the image from his collage: hit the clarity fix tool in Luminar, and that's the image above.
Remember, this was captured on film and the negatives are somewhere in Terrell's storage. Considering that this image is from a screenshot, with minimal post-production, it's still perfect to appreciate its significance. If you've ever spent any time with Terrell then you know it's representative of his passion for photography. The image was a significant building block for the foundation for an incredible career!
To find out more about Terrell or contact him, visit his website. And, he's just a click away on Instagram... www.instagram.com/49ersofficialphotog.
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