I did a blog similar to this last year right after landing my first Sports Illustrated cover, I had been planning to do another tearsheet blog for over a month, as I had several NFL and College football preview magazine covers, but I held off on doing the blog waiting to see if I would pull a repeat and land another Sports Illustrated cover.
Today, my wait ended shortly after 11:00am when I walked into my local Books-A-Million store after learning on SportsShooter.com that the new issue had hit news stands, but I had no idea if I had a cover or not. So I arrive at the sports magazine section give it a quick look over and didn’t notice the magazine, I take a second look scanning the shelf and I see it, LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson gracing the cover, I instantly recognize it as a photo that I took, I don’t know how, there must be a lot of similar shots by other photographers of the quarterback dropping back, but somehow I know it is mine. I pick up the glossy magazine and look inside and there is reads “Cover Photography” and I see Derick E. Hingle/US Presswire (LSU/MISS) so to my surprise not only did I get LSU’s regional cover, I also got Mississippi’s or Ole Miss and many still refer the team as.
I was ecstatic, to see my shot on the cover for the second consecutive year, the difference this year was my picture was the lone featured image, last year I shared the cover with two other photographers. If you want to take a trip back and see last year’s blog on the SI Cover Click Here.
So, I open up the magazine to see if I have anything inside, as well as the cover and find two full page featured images and a few smaller photos, I did not scan the smaller images but here are two of the featured shots.
*Update August 20, 2011 – While checking out the newest magazines out for the week I noticed, the new Sports Illustrated Fantasy Football 2011 special edition and noticed one of the head shots featured on the cover looked familiar so I turned the page to look inside and saw my name in the cover photography credits. Of Course my image is featured with 13 others images, and it’s just a simple head shot, but a cover nonetheless, I am happy to debut my third cover of the month from Sports Illustrated this time featuring new Saints running back Darren Sproles, unfortunately I only found one more image inside the magazine, but I have to say Sports Illustrated has been good to me for the month of August, can’t wait to see what’s in store next.
Again this year, Sports Illustrated was not my only cover, but it certainly is the one I’m most proud of I received covers for two regions of Sporting News Pro Football Preview 2011.
It’s always nice when I get a cover featuring my local team the New Orleans Saints, last year I had the recently departed Reggie Bush on the cover this year I got Marques Colston.
My second Sporting News Football cover was Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans and that comes from a game last year where I traveled to Houston when they played the New York Giants.
Lindy’s College Football Preview was another magazine cover, Morris Claiborne the heir apparent to Patrick Peterson graced the cover, this was the 2011 National College Football – Deep South regional cover for Lindy’s.
I also had another first this summer, my first FATHEAD, if you don’t know what they are, FATHEADS are life size wall graphics featuring various NFL and graduated college players, and this year I got my first one with Patrick Peterson being featured if you want to get one for yourself Click Here, for the Patrick Peterson FATHEAD.
I have several publications I don’t have a physical copy of the magazine but in the store today beside picking up Sports Illustrated, I saw the new USA Today NFL Preview, looking inside I found two major features.
I also had the featured image for the New Orleans Saints page with this photo of Mark Ingram taken at the Heath Evans Softball Showdown, the image was taken after Ingram his a homerun and was rounding the bases.
Well that is all for now, below is a slideshow from a tear sheets gallery showing some more of my featured tearsheets from the last few years. Thanks for the support I get from people that enjoy my work, I can’t wait to see what is in store for this year. Until next time!
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