Walter Iooss photographs Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics for ESPN The Magazine’s 2017 Body Issue

“We paired legendary sports photographer Walter Iooss with NBA Celtics superstar Isaiah Thomas. Being the smallest point guard in the league, our goal was to show Isaiah’s outsized strength, power, and speed,” explains ESPN The Magazine director of photography Karen Frank in an interview with Grids. “Although Walter has photographed countless athletes over the years, […]

Kwaku Alston photographs Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for ESPN The Magazine’s 2017 Body Issue

“Kwaku’s image of Ezekiel Elliott under a waterfall was inspired, in part, by classic nudes shot by Herb Ritts and Irving Penn,” explains ESPN The Magazine director of photography Karen Frank in an interview with Grids. “The waterfall was fabricated in a parking lot in front of a photo studio in Dallas, on a steamy, […]

Steven Lippman photographs Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian for ESPN The Magazine’s 2016 Body Issue

In addition to photographing pro surfer Courtney Conlogue in Tahiti for ESPN The Magazine‘s 2016 Body Issue, Steven Lippman also shot Nathan Adrian—a three-time Olympic gold medalist—stateside in a swimming pool. Scroll down to see his gorgeous portraits. And view a behind-the-scenes gallery here.    

Steven Lippman on photographing pro surfer Courtney Conlogue in Tahiti for ESPN The Magazine’s 2016 Body Issue

For its 2016 Body Issue, ESPN The Magazine sent Steven Lippman to Tahiti to photograph pro surfer Courtney Conlogue in the nude amid the sparkling waters and dramatic skies of the lush island. “Shooting Courtney in Tahiti was about as amazing as it could get. The beautiful landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and powerful surf were a […]