San Francisco Bay Area sports photographer Brad Mangin shares photos of the first Super Bowl he ever shot.
We are in week two of the hype surrounding Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans. Being in the Bay Area I am seeing endless coverage of the 49ers first trip back to the Super Bowl since beating the Chargers in Miami in 1995. All of this reminiscing has me thinking about the first Super Bowl I ever shot back in 1990. Super Bowl XXIV involved the 49ers and Denver Broncos and it was also in New Orleans. It was an assignment I will never forget.
I was a 25-year-old staff photographer at the San Ramon Valley Times in Danville, California working for my good friend and the best chief photographer I ever had Bob Larson. I was just a year removed from my college years at San Jose State University and I was enjoying the privilege of having a newspaper staff job in the Bay Area. I worked nights and weekend covering tons of high school and Little League sports. I shot a bunch of Tri-X and struggled to ID each kid in every black and white 8 x 10 print I turned into the paper.
Continue reading and see more photos on Brad’s blog.