Tommy Zaferes (pronounced zah-fear-es) just finished his third full season as part 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), his main focus has shifted into the sports photography and content creation world.
In 2017 Zaferes spent his first season “interning” with the other ITU photographers, and helping to provide athletes with content to showcase themselves (and triathlon) to the world.
Zaferes explains his style as "story telling”. He enjoys the challenge of capturing an individual image, from a unique perspective, that makes the viewer feel like they're are experiencing the moment in real life. And also the challenge of getting an image that no one else could get.
Here is a collection of 10 photos that Zaferes has selected to showcase from the 2019 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.