In an interview with The Game magazine, IMAGO photographer Domenic Aquilina discusses his recent award-winning as Malta's Sports Photographer of the Year, and shares insights on his passion for capturing athletes' defining moments.
With many sporting events resuming after the pandemic, a busy summer season began & Malta photographer Domenic Aquilina was confronted with a busy schedule.
"The Messi-s and the Ronaldo-s of water polo as you know, used to come here because we have a passion for the sport." - Karl Izzo.
With a layered and exciting composition, this year’s Best Photograph of the Year captured Erhan Masovic's goal celebration after scoring a penalty received an outstanding amount of votes. After the awards, we spoke to Panenka Magazine, about the motivations behind providing recognition for sports photographers.
Domenic Aquilina won international awards for his photo of Lionel Messi’s overhead kick during a Champions League match in 2019. With decades of experience, 14 Champions League finals under his belt, and some quality time with the best-of-the-best, he now focuses on the overlooked gems in European football.
IMAGO partner and Malta based sports photographer, Domenic Aquilina has been covering the Malta Premier League for a good number of years. Despite coming from a minnow football country like Malta, Domenic has seen Maltese football improve over recent years in the most dramatic of manners.
Domenic Aquilina, the only Maltese pro sport photographer to have covered 14 UEFA Champions League Finals to date has been adorned with accolades throughout his established and exciting career. Speaking to IMAGO, he tells us his inspiration, story and view on the role of sports in today’s ever changing world.