The new issue of PDN explores the long-term collaborations between four photographers and their subjects—including Walter Iooss and basketball legend Michael Jordan, whom Walter first photographed back in 1987 on assignment for Sports Illustrated.
In the article, Walter talks about how the two became friends, the deep trust that exists between them, the benefits of having rare access to a star athlete, and the challenge of getting an iconic shot in a just a few moments.
“I love the pressure of it,” Walter tells PDN‘s David Walker. “An athlete plays by the clock, and now I’m on their clock. To me, it’s just another game.”
Read more in PDN‘s October issue, on sale now.