Matthias Clamer photographs Nicki Minaj with Kobe Bryant, Eminem with Calvin Johnson, Kendrick Lamar with Chris Paul, and more for ESPN The Magazine’s 2014 Music Issue

Last year, for its first-ever Music Issue, ESPN The Magazine asked Matthias Clamer to re-create famous album covers using sports stars in place of the musicians. And it was a big hit. So this year, with the bar set high, the magazine once again turned to Matthias. The theme for the 2014 Music Issue is […]

Raider fans photographed in and out of makeup by Matthias Clamer for ESPN The Magazine

Matthias Clamer recently shot a photo portfolio for ESPN The Magazine featuring 23 diehard fans of the Los Angeles Raiders who have created elaborately costumed alter egos to show their team spirit. Below, highlights from “Raider Nation: Behind the Makeup.” . . .

Art Streiber’s “Ocean’s Eleven”-style shoot with basketball player Tippy Toe Joe for ESPN The Magazine

. The thief-in-the-night concept for Art Streiber‘s recent ESPN The Magazine photo shoot with Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson derived from the nickname Johnson earned for his sly moves on the court: Tippy Toe Joe. “The moniker is so perfect that we decided to bring it life in the first of a series of homages […]

Lauren Greenfield goes to Monaco to shoot “the fast and the fashionable” for ESPN The Magazine

For a feature titled “Laps of Luxury,” ESPN The Magazine sent Lauren Greenfield to Monaco to photograph the Grand Prix, “the most exclusive sports event in the world.” Below, some of the photos that the magazine selected for “The Fast and the Fashionable,” an online gallery of Lauren’s photos, as well as the tearsheets from […]

American Photo names Steven Lippman’s action portrait of Olympic sailor Anna Tunnicliffe one of 2012′s Images of the Year

Congratulations to Steven Lippman, whose action portrait of Olympic gold medalist Anna Tunnicliffe sailing rough seas in the nude—shot for ESPN The Magazine‘s Body Issue—was named one of 2012′s Images of the Year by American Photo. . . Steven captured this shot, which was also a winner in PDN‘s The Shot contest in January, from […]

Matthias Clamer re-creates classic album covers—from Beyoncé to Devo—with 14 pro athletes for ESPN The Magazine

ESPN The Magazine recently commissioned Matthias Clamer to collaborate on a portfolio for their Music Issue, on newsstands now, comprising a series of portraits re-creating classic album covers—by artists ranging from Beyoncé to Devo—using pro athletes. Talk about a fun assignment! To prepare, Matthias purchased a suitcase’s worth of books on iconic album art and brought […]

Steven Lippman’s photo of powerful Anna Tunnicliffe sailing the ocean a winner in PDN’s The Shot contest

Steven Lippman‘s dramatic portrait of American sailor Anna Tunnicliffe for ESPN The Magazine‘s 2012 Body Issue has been named a winner in PDN‘s latest The Shot contest. The image was published in the February issue of PDN and appears online, in the winners’ gallery. Congratulations, Steven! . . .

Art Streiber shoots Jeremy Lin and James Harden for ESPN The Magazine’s “Interview Issue”

Art Streiber photographed Jeremy Lin and James Harden of the Houston Rockets for ESPN The Magazine‘s “Interview Issue,” which just came out. The two players, note the magazine, “share a special kinship as publicly underrated, then overrated, cult heroes.” Here’s a look at Art’s photos. Read the interview with Lin and Harden here. Credits John […]

SPD’s Cover of the Day: Matthias Clamer’s Green Bay Packers portrait for ESPN The Magazine

The Society of Publications Designers chose the cover of the new issue of ESPN The Magazine as today’s Cover of the Day. Congratulations to creative director John Korpics and photography director Karen Frank, and to Matthias Clamer, who photographed Aaron Rogers and his fellow Green Bay Packers for the cover. . . .

Nancy Weisman, ESPN The Magazine’s deputy photo editor, on braving the waves for Steven Lippman’s “Body Issue” portraits of sailor Anna Tunnicliffe

By now, you’ve seen these action portraits of sailor Anna Tunnicliffe that Steven Lippman shot for ESPN The Magazine‘s 2012 “Body Issue”… . . …But you didn’t know the story behind the shoot. Until last week, when Nancy Weisman, the magazine’s deputy photo editor, wrote a post at the ESPN site about what it was like […]

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