Tag: Super Bowl 50

For the past 49 Super Bowls they have been using roman numerals. The 2016 Super Bowl in San Francisco would be a little different this year. They switched from using roman numeral L to using 50, which is a much better fit for branding. Another funky thing about this years Super Bowl is that everyone was saying it was in San Francisco, which actually isn’t true. The game is actually being played in Santa Clara, CA about an hour south of downtown San Francisco.

I was in San Francisco photographing a few different assignments for a my commercial clients. I didn’t photograph the game this year and I am perfectly ok with that. I worked on creating some features around the city to be used on social media and photographed a few different events.

Here are my favorite images from the weekend. Sometimes wandering around the city trying to create something unique and dynamic is just as rewarding as photographing the game winning touchdown.

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While everyone football fan in the country was glued into the front of their television watching the Denver Broncos vs the New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals vs the Carolina Panthers, I was in Ada, Ohio home of the Wilson Football Factory.

I was documenting the Super Bowl 50 Pizza Party, which is where half a dozen workers gather around a television watch the games to determine whose name will be stamped onto the Super Bowl 50 “The Duke” Wilson Football.

I was on assignment for Wilson Football to document the first ball being made, to be pushed out via social media and other news publications for the world to see!

Even though I have been to the Wilson Football Factory four times this year, it still amazes me how they are made by hand to be used by every NFL team.

Here are my favorite images.

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The making of the Super Bowl 50 football at the Wilson Football Factory in Ada, Ohio. I was working for Wilson Sporting Goods to create some dynamic story telling images of how the Super Bowl and the College Football Playoff footballs are made in the little town of Ada, Ohio.

Every football is made by hand and each year around 700,000 footballs are produced for NCAA and NFL teams to be used on Saturdays and Sunday. It’s truly and amazing experience to be able to see how each football is stamped out of slabs of leather and transformed into a football that we see our favorite collegiate and NFL players catch in the end zone on Saturdays and Sunday.

Here are some of my favorite images from the shoot.

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