Frozen Royalty Photographers
David Sheehan is a deft automobile mechanic, but is an equally qualified photographer as well, having shot live action sports, special events, portraits, still life, architecture, landscape, street art and nature.
The 45-year-old native of Los Angeles, California is Frozen Royalty’s primary photographer, and is responsible for the vast majority of the photographs you’ll see on this site.
Some of the more iconic hockey-related events Sheehan has photographed include:
- Los Angeles Kings 2014 Stanley Cup Championship Parade and Celebration/Rally, June 2014
- National Hockey League’s Stadium Series game featuring the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium, January 2014
- National Hockey League’s Stadium Series practice (Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings) at Dodger Stadium, January 2014
- National Hockey League’s Stadium Series Media Day at Dodger Stadium, September 2013
- Los Angeles Kings Hockeyfest 2013, September 2013
- Los Angeles Kings 2012 Stanley Cup Championship Parade and Celebration/Rally, June 2012
Sheehan was also a contributor on the NHL Network during their pre-game show prior to Game 5 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final featuring the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings.
Sheehan has also photographed games of the Ontario Fury (indoor soccer) and has been a credentialed photographer for the ECHL’s Ontario Reign (minor league hockey) since the 2011-12 season. His work has also appeared on FoxSportsWest.com and LAKings.com.
When Frozen Royalty needs a photograph of Los Angeles Kings prospects playing for their primary minor league affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, there is a good chance that Blake Gumprecht will get the call.
Serving as a team photographer for the Monarchs and the University of New Hampshire hockey team, Gumprecht’s hockey photos have been featured in the New England Hockey Journal and on several web sites.
Gumprecht also photographs high school and youth hockey in New England.
When he’s not behind the camera, Gumprecht, a resident of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at the University of New Hampshire. He has also served on the faculty of the University of South Carolina and the University of Oklahoma.
Gumprecht is the author of The American College Town (University of Massachusetts Press, 2008), and The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999). He is currently working on a third book about immigration in New England.
Prior to becoming a geographer and a university professor, Gumprecht was a newspaper reporter and a librarian. In addition to his book on the Los Angeles River, his connection to Los Angeles runs even deeper, having worked for the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Public Library.
More on Gumprecht: http://pubpages.unh.edu/~gumprech
Gumprecht’s photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gumprecht/collections