Walter Iooss photographs Greg Oden, a onetime NBA up-and-comer battling personal demons in an effort to rebuild himself, for ESPN The Magazine

  Read the story: “Cursed by the body that was his blessing, Greg Oden is headed back to Ohio State”

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, […]

Art Streiber photographs Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles for the cover of ESPN The Magazine

  Read the article: “Going Against the Grind: Talented, joyful and Dominican-proud, Manny Machado is the face of MLB’s new identity.”   From this week’s ESPN magazine cover story…a tip of the hat from Orioles’ third baseman Manny Machado. Behind me is the great and powerful Digital Tech, Eric Vlasic, attempting to figure out how […]

Brinson+Banks photograph New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis living his dream at Disneyland with ESPN’s Sam Alipour

“Apparently, it’s always been a dream of Kristaps Porzingis‘ to go to Disneyland,” explain Brinson+Banks of the unusual location for their latest magazine shoot. “Welp, we got to see his dream come true alongside ESPN‘s Sam Alipour—he has a fun show called Hang Time where he does crazy things with athletes—for ESPN The Magazine. Now we […]

Walter Iooss photographs members of the Beaumont Bulls senior youth football team for ESPN’s The Undefeated website

The Beaumont Bulls senior youth football team in Texas have garnered national media attention—and have even received death threats—for protesting the national anthem à la Colin Kaepernick. Recently, ESPN‘s The Undefeated website commissioned Walter Iooss to photograph members of the team on the field and at home. Here’s a look. Read the article here.  

Miller Mobley photographs Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson for the cover of ESPN The Magazine

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 […]

Art Streiber on photographing Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in uniform for the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s Fantasy Football issue—and in the nude for the 2016 Body Issue

“Our shoot with Antonio Brown was fast and furious,” says Art Streiber of his recent dual assigmment for ESPN The Magazine. “Our first order of business was to photograph him for the Fantasy Football cover of the magazine and then…ask him to take off his uniform and flex for the Body Issue. Antonio is in excellent […]