March 2012

3/27/12-Something Historical–Hosted by Brett Butler-1996-Photography by Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

After a day game in Atlanta back in 1996, Brett Butler hosted dinner at his beautiful mansion somewhere away from downtown and I was fortunate enough to be invited. I brought my Pentax 67 as my camera of choice in case a photo op occurred.  In this photo are….Darren Hall, Juan Castro, Brett Butler, Jerry Bertiotti, Mike Busch, Billy Ashley, Jay Lucas, Dave Hansen, Joey Eishen and Todd Hollandsworth. © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

3/26/12-Something Current-LAD Photo Gallery-vs White Sox-Photography by Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

3/26/12-Something Historical–Hansen,Wallach,Mota-Early 1990’s-Photography by Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

When I ran across these medium format chromes that I took with my Pentax 67 a long time ago, I couldn’t pass up sharing these today since I can count on some grief from them about publishing them here. Dave Hansen, Manny Mota and Tim Wallach each posed for me in the 90’s. © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

3/25/12-Something Current-LAD Photo Gallery vs Milwaukee–Photography by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Jerry Sands and his parents pose prior to game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Glen Dishman, Davey Lopes and Lorenzo Bundy sit in clubhouse shower prior to game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Rick Honeycutt talks with Josh Lindblom in the clubhouse prior to game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse attendants Gabriel Esparza-Torres and Alex Torres wait at the visiting clubhouse during game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Tim Wallach and Dave Hansen pose with ex-Dodgers now Milwaukee Brewers John Shelby and Ron Roenicke Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona. © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers James Loney tags Milwaukee Brewer Norichika Aoki before he gets back to first base but was called safe Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Tony Gwynn runs down fly ball during game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Jerry Sands runs down ball in right field during game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Josh Fields throws to first base against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw pitches to Milwaukee Brewer  Norichika Aoki Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers A.J. Ellis has words for umpire Angel Hernandez during game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Don Mattingly watches game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Scott Rice pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Jerry Sands can’t come up with pick off attempt during game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Josh Lindblom pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Maryvale,Arizona.  © Jon SooHoo/ Los Angeles Dodgers

 

3/25/12-Something Historical-1995 All Stars-Arlington,Texas-Photography by Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

The 1995 All Star game in Arlington, Texas was my first and only All Star game. The importance of being there was having five Dodgers on the All Star roster-Mike Piazza, Todd Worrell, Jose Offerman, Raul Mondesi and Hideo Nomo. The day before the game is always hectic with media day, batting practice and team photos. MLB Photos Head Rich Pilling was gracious enough to allow me to not only assist him with his light set-up but also let me get what I traveled from Los Angeles to get which was the five Dodgers together after the team shot was completed. Not all team photographers or media photographers are allowed out onto the outfield during the team photos but Rich took care of me(Thanks Rich!).  Tony Gwynn was walking by while I was shooting my five and he wanted to get in the photo. Really? Awesome! Then as Barry Bonds was walking by, Gwynn told him to get into this picture which is when Bonds gave me the look in the top photo. They all posed and smiled and to this day it is one of the coolest moments of my career and one of my favorite images even beyond the photo of the five Dodgers. Shot with my Nikon FM2,  35/1.4 on Fujichrome 100D and a Vivitar 283 (still one of my favorite on camera strobes).   © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

3/24/12-Something Current-LAD Photo Gallery vs Cleveland-Photography by Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

3/23/12-Something Current-LAD Photo Gallery vs CWS at Tucson-Photography by Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

3/22/12-Something Historical–Team Travel Early 2000s with Leica M6-Photography by Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

I bought my first Leica in 2000…an M6 with 35/2 lens and shot behind the scenes in black and white film. Between the lines is only so interesting photographically that I wanted something else. Given my access by the organization, I felt it important that I record Dodgers life off the field as well. I learned this by watching my friend Michael Zagaris, team photographer of the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland A’s and all of his behind the scenes black and white images of the 49ers during the Joe Montana, Jerry Rice era. Baseball is such a long season and anything I can do the capture the organization in a different light I will.

In a private holding area at LAX prior to departure Jim Tracy, Bob Daly and Vin Scully relax waiting to board flight back in 2001.   ©Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Getting ready to get off the plane left to right–radio engineer supreme Mike Noto, Ross Porter (with the original way to huge roller bag), Manny Mota, Jim Riggleman and Jim Lett.   © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Manny Mota and his wife Margarita on another flight in 2001. © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Rick Monday and the late, wonderful Stu Nahan sit on the bus in Pittsburgh in 2001. Dave Wallace sits behind them with Bob Mariano behind him. I believe it is Murph from Fox Sports next to Mariano. © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

And these two have been traveling together for a long, long time. Vin Scully sits next to retired team traveling secretary Billy Delury in Pittsburgh 2001. © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

As much fun as it is to photograph our players on the field, I find as much joy in shooting everyone else along the way since it is a history of humans I want to record. These behind the scenes will continue as long as I am allowed to.

With tremendous regret I have moved on from the film Leica M6 to the digital Leica M9. To keep up with the hungry needs of our impatient society who crave immediate viewing of everything through social media, I can no longer have film sit in the can until I return from road trip. I hope to return to shooting black and white film someday….but not really. I wouldn’t know how to shoot a camera without being able to look at the back of it for review.  JS

 

3/21/12-Something Current-LAD Photo Gallery-vs San Diego–Photography by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

3/21/12-Something Historical–Worrell Brothers 1997-Photography by Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Since the Padres play here at Camelback today, I am putting up a couple images of the Worrell Brothers, Todd and Tim from 1997. One photo was from the Hall of Fame game in Cooperstown and the other was from Dodger Stadium with their father. That was the coolest jacket that their father wore. On the back Worrell was split between the two team’s lettering. That was all fine until Tim ended up with the Giants.   © Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

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