3.11: Brad Mangin on Chronicle Live
Mangin joins Dave Benz to discuss his San Francisco Giants picture project.
Is Brad imagine a Bay Area native who took a number of pictures that we used throughout the program. Into that shelling -- let's talk a little bit about it in -- -- that's ever sisco and Giants front I know you grew up a Giants fan and you can shoot baseball her entire life what was that like to finally shoot the team that you be rooting for your whole life in the World Series and and seen them win. I -- game it was. Unbelievable being born and raised in the Bay Area rooting for the bad Giants. During the seventies and ups and downs that the the eighty's and ninety's and losing you know two last year -- It was just lucky I thought for awhile to get to the post season and then once you get there. They cut on Iran and it was it was unbelievable I mean I saw a hard time believing that they won the world. There that they actually got the pictures spent time it actually did happen in a lot of people are familiar with the real work even if they don't know their -- -- familiar what you worked against. Your regularly featured in Sports Illustrated Major League Baseball uses your pictures. And you shot pretty much everything under the -- the Olympics the NBA. And college football college basketball. How does. The World Series compare with some of these other great -- you've captured. Lot of baseball guy and in the past they did everything out pretty well it's. Almost a 100% of what they do is just baseball which is my true love I've done the last eleven World Series in a row for Major League Baseball. I shut my first World Series in 1988 I had a couple the Dodgers -- games in Oakland. And it's the World Series at the all tournament I'm here in Arizona covering spring training which gets things started. Glad the whole thing ends at the World Series and a year over a year and a half ago I was and Yankee locker room getting Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez getting -- -- campaign. There's no way if you would have told me man. Good idea in the giants' locker room sitting campaigned I would ever believing in Texas -- that act it's still -- creatively. Then you start really is a local. Sure the Contra Costa times I know that you worked for them how did you give parlay that into beat -- do what you do now. Well I just thank major photojournalist with and they stayed worked at the Contra Costa times. I'll work experience that are re route out of the national sports daily in 1990. Which seems like a long time ago. It's it's 93 haven't freelancing full time in the Bay Area working most of the Sports Illustrated. Which a market -- hair down there in Arizona and Major League Baseball and that's something I really really. -- then -- are there to about fifteen Giants game and had a shot that many games helped. Mean compile all of a big pile pictures then a lot of them are going to be into the legends show that airs tomorrow. Then in a look at your photos are a lot of seem like you're you know you really get into intimate. Settings with the players and you've got a lot of -- kind of posing unique situations but what is your relationship like with the guys on this team. You know I I don't really deal a lot personally with the guys I mean they have so much to deal with. As it is I try and be apply the longest. Let them do their thing and now him. And just gotta step back in and shoot what I see in what I observe but I I told -- so closely. That. I have a good idea of what they do and how they do it some they'll let. They really get to pictures at some people might not just as I know I know their swings I know the deliveries. I know how they perform on the field and now I'm having that knowledge really help but I got -- -- ball game. Shirt I gotta give me a little -- very you've got a book coming out and you -- to Brian Murphy from KN BR. To put together worth the wait about the giants' World Series run and it will come out on opening day what can you tell us about the book. Our kids it's Bennett turn -- I don't work -- on during this off season. Myanmar worked all the winner on it and the Giants got involved and it's become their official look at the giants' official book. -- the 2010 World Series season and it it. -- 128 pages. -- beautiful coffee table hardcover book and it'll be out on opening day with. My pictures and -- words it is really it's a labor of love from Tillis local kids cigarette Giants fans. To be able to share our perspective working in the media what people everywhere it's just I can't wait to see the bottom product and cancel actually -- note. Out about a real quick I got faster when things really -- San Jose state taken and you talk stay in this semi finals they can't -- Possibly go to the end I don't like terror that's coming up at 6 o'clock you realize that game. I would I gotta go back to my hotel and edit my exciting. Rangers reds game a shot -- surprised that they now have a TV on watching that Atlanta and I stopped I look good luck to the start -- -- Bradley received I look forward to seeing the look c'mon on opening day. -- --