If any sports franchise is to have an affinity for photography, it should be the San Francisco 49ers and its fanbase. With the team’s rich history, iconic figures, innovation and winning tradition, there have been countless moments frozen in time—many of which cannot be adequately put into words.
Once upon a time in 1985, a black and white was taken of a head coach and his quarterback, talking things over during a time out versus the Chicago Bears. Not the most engaging of actions, but that photo, known as “Mentor and Master,” has really gotten around.
This year, the 49ers have a lot of big personalities and high-quality football players in Santa Clara, Calif., and each of them is working toward greatness. With that said, the ability to witness it in the act and be able to reflect on it in the future is a cant-miss opportunity.
The following is a presentation of stills from 49ers training camp.