ITU Photographer’s Best of 2018 Gallery: Tommy Zaferes

14 December 2018

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 off from sport and then 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 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 that his new passion took off.

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 “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 and also the challenge of getting an image that no one else could get.

Here is a collection of 20 photos that Zaferes has selected to showcase from the 2018 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.

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