Federporn (Belated) Friday (By LJ): Choice Slides from AO2012


Are you feeling a little low? Thinking the final with Novak and Rafa just won’t do it for you? Well hopefully some pRon will make you feel a little better and keep you energised once you decide to swear off tennis forever after the end of AO2012…or until Davis Cup starts up in 2 weeks time.

Now I was only able to grace AO2012 with my presence for 2 days and thus only saw Princess Rog a few times but hopefully I’ve made up for it with the sheer amount of photographic spammage I made.

Now, I’m pretty short, 1cm shorter than Francesca Schiavone…or so Wikipedia tells me…so after a giant debacle whereby I was sticking by Roger’s OWN practice schedule on Court 4 and waiting in the hot hot sun for over an hour…douchebag decides to turn up on Court 16 (which is like 5km away) and the only reason I caught him was because I decided to saunter over and say hi to some RFcommers.

For those who haven’t had the privilege of waiting out for a Federer practice session in the scorching Melbourne sun…let me put it this way…if you’re not there at least 45min before his scheduled practice…you ain’t getting a front row seat baby…and thus have to fight through a 5-9 deep crowd (if you’re short) just to get a glimpse. And this is when being an aggressive photographer with a BIG lens…comes in handy…

At first…it was pure hold the camera up and spam…I couldn’t see shit…I just hoped my camera could…

Roger Federer Day 6 Practice - Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Day 6 Practice - Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Day 6 Practice - Australian Open 2012

Yeah douchebag even looked good without been seen…is that akin to if a tree falls in the woods does it still make a sound type analogy? Anyway…i dunno, soon I had a relatively clear line of sight anyway…

Roger Federer Day 6 Practice - Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Day 6 Practice - Australian Open 2012Do you like ACTION??? I LOVE ACTION…here are some action SHOTS…

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012The above photo btw…is possibly one of my favourite photos I’ve ever taken…I’m blowin up that baby and making it into a NIKE JUST DO IT! poster or some shit…I should probably sell it to other worshipping fangirls…or I should just sell it to NIKE, in fact why doesn’t NIKE just hire me to take photos of him for their campaigns…huh? huh?

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED??? Well here’s some more pervy stuff…

Roger Federer VS Bernard Tomicmirnin’ himself on the big screen

Roger Federer VS Bernard Tomic

Lashes..and Chest hair…completely unintentional….I SWEAR!!!!

Roger Federer VS Bernard Tomic

HAIR!!!!

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

MOAR HAIR!!!!

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

Well I hope you enjoyed that…and I hope it made you feel slightly better about AO2012 in general. If you liked my photos, the rest from the tourney of Wogie McFed are here, here and here. Also if you really really like the pRon that I give you…petition AO2013 to give me a media pass or something…or even better maybe ask RF.com to make me their official Photog for the next Aussie slam…cause you know it’ll result in more stuff for you guys.

I’ll try and enjoy the final as much as I can tomorrow night, but for now Wog and I will both bid Adieu!

Roger Federer Day 6 Practice - Australian Open 2012Great posts by PJ and Matt below on the serious stuff…like tennis and whatnot…check them out.

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About LJ

Sup, I'm LJ, media producer/director, photographer and all round addict of various cultural pursuits...including food & tennis (the latter with an irrational attachment to a certain swiss potato nose genius).

5 responses to “Federporn (Belated) Friday (By LJ): Choice Slides from AO2012”

  1. LongLiveKingRog says :

    Wow lovely pics! What camera do you use??? and the lens? I need to get one! I was at the practice court 16 one day just by chance – do they publish their practice schedule (I tried to find but in vain!)

    I was waiting under the scorching sun trying my luck for 30 mins and then he came out to hit for 20 minutes or so. I had to forgo most of the Kim vs Li Na match for our King (worth it, of course!)

    Still feeling sad about his loss …. will be going to the final nonetheless. Maybe it won’t be so bad to enjoy a match without any pressure …..!

    • LJ says :

      hiya, I shoot with a Canon 60D with Canon 70-200m F4L USM lens.

      At AO, they tweet the practice schedules, and they post up the entire list near the information desk at Rod LAver Arena, near Door 20, I think.. Lol yeah I waited like 1.5 hours for that practice during the Li Na/Kim match…luckily my umbrella worked for most of it…but the sun…OMG.

  2. mattzemek says :

    LJ,

    This truly is high quality. The closing goodbye photo is a brilliant touch, too. Thanks for busting it to bring us these crisp, impressive images.

    • LJ says :

      thanks Matt…hoping to get an official media pass…one day…to something…although been official means i have to take photos of everyone right? hmmmmm

  3. jandemom says :

    Thanks so much for the photos, LJ. They are excellent & a lovely treat. I especially like the “lashes & chest hair” one. Glad you were able to see Roger at AO2012 & good luck getting a media pass in the future!

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