At ITU, we are so lucky to work with some of the best triathlon photographer's in the world. Capturing events such as the World Triathlon Series, World Cups and the Multisport World Championships, their images showcase the beauty and power of our sport. So we are so pleased to draw the attention over to them and put them in the spotlight to allow them to share with triathlon fans across the globe what their favourite photos were from the 2017 season.
This week we are so pleased to showcase the work of our newest photographer to join the ITU team, Tommy Zaferes!
Tommy Zaferes (pronounced zah-fear-es) is the newest member of the ITU Media Team. Zaferes swam at the USA Olympic trials in 2008, took a year leave from sport and began his ITU career in 2010. While he still travels and trains full time with his wife (WTS star Katie Zaferes), and occasionally races himself at the ITU "cup level", his main focus has shifted into the sports photography world. Both Tommy's parents were wedding photographers, so he grew up around photography, but it wasn’t until Christmas 2015 when Katie bought him his first camera and his new passion took off.
Most recently Zaferes has spent the 2017 season “interning” with the other ITU photographers and helping to provide athletes with content to showcase themselves and triathlon to the world. For the final World Cups of the 2017 season (Tongyeong and Miyazaki) Zaferes worked as the official ITU photographer.
Zaferes’ explains his style as "storytelling”. He enjoys the challenge of capturing an individual image, from a unique perspective, that makes the viewer feel like they're experiencing the moment in real life.
Here is a collection of fifteen photos that Zaferes has selected to showcase from the 2017 season. Enjoy the gallery and make sure to see his past, present and future work shared on the @worldtriathlon social media channels and follow Zaferes on Instagram and twitter @TZaferes.