Walter Iooss re-creates his iconic 1969 poolside portrait of Joe Namath with NFL star Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis recently rejoined the New York Jets, a turn of events that Sports Illustrated explores in a cover story that finds affinities between Revis and Jets legend Joe Namath. “I see a lot of similarities between Darrelle Revis and Joe Namath,” says senior writer Greg Bishop. “They’re both kind of the stars of the league, they’ve both made […]

Walter Iooss shoots Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton for Sports Illustrated’s first ever body-paint cover portrait

  Walter Iooss has photographed Swimsuit Issue models wearing swimswear made of body paint, but he’d never shot a body-paint cover for Sports Illustrated—till now. For the March 2nd issue, Walter photographed Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins sporting an official Marlins uniform meticulously re-created by body-paint artist Joanne Gair. Watch the behind-the-scenes video of […]

UFC champ Ronda Rousey and tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki pose for Walter Iooss in Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Swimsuit Issue

Over the years, Walter Iooss‘ many contributions to Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue have ranged from cover portraits of Christie Brinkley, Kate Upton, Petra Nemcova, and Brooklyn Decker, to “Body Paint” features and portraits of “Swimsuit Issue Legends.” For this year’s issue, which just hit newsstands, Walter photographed a pair of top athletes: Ronda Rousey, an […]

Swimsuit Issue galore: 2014 models in St. Lucia, body paint, and legends photographed by Walter Iooss

Sports Illustrated kept Walter Iooss very busy with its 50th anniversary Swimsuit Issue. The magazine asked him to photograph an exclusive portfolio of legendary Swimsuit models in a New York City studio—from Heidi Klum and Christie Brinkley to Carol Alt, Paulina Porizkova, and Brooklyn Decker—and sent him to St. Lucia to shoot models Lauren Mellor, […]

Video: Watch Walter Iooss chat with Charlie Rose about shooting for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, and hear from the models

Walter Iooss appeared on The Charlie Rose Show last Friday, in a segment dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue. He has shot 13 covers and countless inside images in his 38 years of contributing to the issue, and it’s fun to hear him talk about his experiences. You can watch the […]

Video: Go behind the scenes as Walter Iooss shoots Barbie for a Swimsuit Issue–themed campaign for Mattel

. Thanks to his many years of shooting for Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue, Walter Iooss can say he’s photographed legendary models such as Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Elle Macpherson, and now…Barbie. For the 50th anniversary Swimsuit Issue, which hit stands this past Monday, Walter photographed Mattel‘s enduring feminine icon for an ad campaign appearing in […]

Sports Illustrated goes behind the scenes of Walter Iooss’ cover shot for Super Bowl 48

. When it comes to enumerating Walter Iooss’ contributions to Sports Illustrated, it’s tempting to create a playing card—it would just be the easiest way to list his impressive stats. Walter has shot every single Super Bowl for SI, for example. That includes 13 covers, ranging from Super Bowl I, back in 1967, to this […]

Every Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover that Walter Iooss has ever shot

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue, we present every Swimsuit cover that Walter Iooss has shot over the years, plus a gallery of Walter’s personal favorites from these and his many other Swimsuit Issue shoots… . . . .

Mariano Rivera by Walter Iooss

Walter Iooss photographed New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera—who is retiring after a 20-plus-year career that, in the words of Sports Illustrated, left an indelible mark on baseball—at Yankee Stadium for the cover of SI‘s September 23 issue. Here’s a look at the image as published and without type, plus an unpublished photo from the […]

Kwaku Alston photographs Jason Collins for Sports Illustrated’s headline-making cover story

Sports Illustrated commissioned celebrity photographer Kwaku Alston to photograph Jason Collins for its exclusive cover story on the NBA center, who made history last week when he announced that he is gay, making him the first male pro athlete in the U.S. to come out. Here’s a look at some of Kwaku’s portraits of Collins. […]

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