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SNAPSHOT: AP Photographer - Lenny Ignelzi

Airs Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: Courtesy of Tim Mantoani Photography

Above: Lenny Ignelzi covering the Padres at Petco Park, 2014.

On SNAPSHOT, explore the eclectic and often eccentric side of San Diego with photographer Tim Mantoani as he travels with his camera capturing the stories and pictures that make up this amazing part of the world we call home.

Tim has an eye for telling a story in a single frame of film but there is so much more to every subject than just that memory captured in time.

Tim is excited to share his encounters, whether it’s interviewing a visionary surf board shaper or crossing the border to Tijuana to experience the unique world of Mexican wrestling.

Through Tim’s trained eye and engaging personality, we can learn more about the people and places that make the San Diego area so rich with culture.

Courtesy of Tim Mantoani Photography

Tim Mantoani with Lenny Ignelzi covering the Padres at Petco Park, 2014.

"AP Photographer - Lenny Ignelzi" - Lenny Ignelzi has been shooting for The Associated Press as a San Diego based photographer for 40 years. In this episode, Lenny sits down with the host of SNAPSHOT, Tim Mantoani, and together they pour over pictures from Lenny's historic career.

From covering presidential visits, to historic fires, to shooting nearly every Padres game and Chargers game for the last 35 years, Lenny has been witness to some of the San Diego's most historic moments.

In addition to following Lenny on Padres home game assignment, Tim shoots a portrait of Lenny on his rare and mammoth 20x24 Polaroid Camera for his historic, Behind Photographs project. Legendary Padres closer Trevor Hoffman also weighs in on Lenny documenting his baseball career.

Courtesy of Tim Mantoani Photography

Michael Zagaris and Tim Mantoani with Lenny Ignelzi at Tim's Studio, 2014.

SNAPSHOT is a six-part series that originally aired Thursdays, May 1 - June 5, 2014.

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Did you miss the other episodes? All episodes of SNAPSHOT are available for online viewing.

SNAPSHOT: AP Photographer: Lenny Ignelzi

Lenny Ignelzi has been shooting for Associated Press as a San Diego based photographer for 40 years. Lenny sits down with the host of SNAPSHOT to pour over pictures from Lenny's historic career. From covering presidential visits, to historic fires, to shooting nearly every Padres game and Charger game for the last 35 years, Lenny has witnessed some of San Diego's most historic moments.

SNAPSHOT: Tintype Photography And Civil War Re-Enactment

Tintype portraits, popular throughout the 1860s and 1870s, have a unique place in photographic history. In this episode, the SNAPSHOT team discovers a Civil War re-enactment in Vista, the perfect avenue to highlight this special art form and for Tim to try his hand at making these one-of-a-kind images. Tim takes his place amongst the soldiers to help the canon unit and he meets plenty of colorful characters along the way.

SNAPSHOT: Surfboard Shaper - Jeff McCallum

In this episode, photographer Tim Mantoani photographs local surfboard shaper Jeff McCallum.

SNAPSHOT: The Luthiers - Pepe Romero Jr. And Keith Kifer

In this episode, photographer Tim Mantoani brings two guitar makers together from two totally different worlds as he photographs luthiers, Pepe Romero Jr. and “The Blues Wizard”, Keith Kifer.

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