Dai Jian’an
Alpha Universe

Billy Dai

Taiwan

I'm not just shooting competitions, and I'm definitely not just taking pictures of the athletes’ body movements. What I'm capturing is the essence of what drives the human heart.

As a student, Billy Dai loved to watch sports competitions. He was first exposed to photography at an astronomy stargazing event. As luck would have it, he ended up combining his two hobbies to become a sports photographer. He developed a talent for capturing the figures of athletes as they weaved in and out of light and shadows. Billy's main subjects for his photography are college sports and baseball athletes at all levels.

Since 2007, he has been the team photographer for the Chinese delegation at the Universiade 5 times. He doesn't just try to capture the movements of athletes during the match but wants to use his images to demonstrate the athletes' spirits and show the different forms that beauty can take.

Billy's Gear

ILCE-9

α9 

ILCE-9

SEL400F28GM

FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS

SEL400F28GM

SEL100400GM

FE 100-400mm GM

SEL100400GM

SEL70200GM

FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS

SEL70200GM