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There are many ups and many downs to every NFL season, and many of those undulations by the Jets in their recently concluded season were captured mid-wave by our team photographer, Al Pereira, the lensman with the steadiest sea legs out there on the sidelines.
OK, enough with the ocean metaphor.
We asked Al to riffle through the photographic Rolodex in his head and come up with, oh, the 22 best action photos from this season.
We'll end the semis, tabulate the results, and begin the finals all next Monday morning, when the five images that you've selected as the best of Al's
best will be shown alongside each other one more time.
And now, here's Al
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We'll present you with about 20 of the best shots from Pereira, our staff photographer, from all games this past season and ask you to vote for the top four and then, in a separate vote, pick the best of the best photo.
We'll be getting Al's
images up to speed a week from Monday.
Keep an eye out for that.
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Here's a big, exploding fist bump to New York Jets team photographer Al Pereira, who received honorable mention for one of his photos in the prestigious annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest.
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Check Out Al Pereira's
Photos on the Jets
is comfortable in many worlds.
He is a pioneering photographer in the realm of rap and hip-hop performers.
And one more thing - in my book, Al
is the best photog shooting the New York Jets
I'm biased, of course, but I felt that way well before I joined the Jets in 2007, a decade after Al became the team's photographer.
These days there are many media in which to capture an athletic team such as the Jets
, but I've always been a fan of still photos from the football field, the instantaneous capturing of the truth of the moment.
does it every week for me and all you mutual aficionados of football photos.
In a way, "still photography" is an oxymoron when applied to Pereira
, who's always moving a mile a minute, looking for the perfect or unusual vantage point from which to snap an event or a game.
When you see others' photos of a Jerricho Cotchery catch or a Mark Sanchez pass or a David Harris rush to the ballcarrier, you'll often see Al
in the background, shooting the action from the other direction.
Pereira's photos go live on newyorkjets.com
as soon as humanly and technologically possible during and after games.
And now, after talking for months about a new platform from which to display his
talents, we're bringing to you today, for the first time, "Al's
Gallery," our landing page of slideshows as either photographed or selected by Pereira
, along with Al's
glib and informative comments for each show.
is bringing us some 50 classics from the Jets' Shea Stadium era, shots he's
pulled together from many sources in his
role as the team's photo manager.
We're planning on regularly bringing you more themed slideshows.
Whatever the theme, Al Pereira
will help bring back the memories and the excitement for Jets
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Inside the Starlight Room at the Long Island Marriott, the 10 members of the Jets' first flag/dance team had an inaugural photo shoot with team photographer Al Pereira.
, the energetic long-time lens of the Jets
, told me he
was going to snap about 800-900 photos.
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