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 and top photo editors to discuss “The State of Editorial Photography” on Thursday at PhotoPlus

If you’re in New York this week, be sure to sign up for PDN‘s PhotoPlus International Conference, which kicks off tomorrow at the Javits Convention Center and features a wide range of seminars and panel discussions. On Thursday, we’re looking forward to a panel led by Art Streiber, who will be joined by top photo […]

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 […]

New work: Albert Pujols by Art Streiber for ESPN The Magazine

The cover story of ESPN The Magazine‘s “Recruiting Issue,” which just came out, provides a “pitch-by-pitch account of how one team recruited the best bat and the best arm on the free agent market.” The team in question: the Los Angeles Angels. And the best bat? Slugger Albert Pujols, of course, who was photographed for […]