Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Steve "Air" McNair


mg said...

Ohh.. How nice.. You are going to pick a photo of Mr. McNair showing his gentle, sweeter side.. so we could all realize what a wonderful human being he was and how much we are missing him in our everyday lives..

HE WAS CHEATING ON HIS WIFE with some 20 y.o. (on whom he was cheating on as well, incidentally), and he wasn't around his FOUR CHILDREN!!
Is that a right role model for our today's society??!

Tim Mantoani Photography said...


I never said he was a good dad or husband, a wonderful person, how much he should be missed, or that he was a great role model. I simply posted a photo I made of him many years ago with no words at all.

It is up to you to take away the emotion that is personally brings to you, anger or sadness.That is the power of a photograph.

I am sorry if I offended you with this image. His actions do not reflect my own.

mg said...

I am sorry if I made an incorrect assumption. As someone who watched your Digital Through the Eyes of a Pro (Canon edition although I shoot with Nikon, couldn't find Nikon edition in stock) tens of times and someone who has been a follower of your blog for over a year now, I assumed that a photographer as good as you are doesn't just "post a photograph". You communicate with your photograph. You have tens, if not hundred of photos of McNair from that shoot, and for some reason you chose that one, not any other ones..

My apologies once again if my assumptions were wrong..

Again, made an assumption, I appologize.

Tim Mantoani Photography said...

Last week, while in Mexico, I asked my assistant to see what we had in the file cabinet of McNair. He emailed me this image. Oddly enough, he looked in the file from that shoot and there was one, single image of him. The shoot was done on 4x5 film and I would guess that I only shot a handful of images of each player. It was taken at the QB Challenge we only had a few minutes with each athlete. I am not sure if the rest of the images were not returned.

Thanks for your interest in my photography, I wish you much success behind the lens.

Anonymous said...


Some people can't separate the person from the photograph and are obsessed about the wrong details on the wrong blog.

This is a blog about your photography, not one of social commentary on misbehaving athletes.

Good photo, Tim. Terrific lighting.

MG, post your social commentary about McNair's behavior on McNair's website! Or maybe start your own about the whole topic. There are lots of misbehaving athlete bad-boys you can write about.