Michael Muller photographs NBA legend Kobe Bryant for Nike

Photo gallery: Kobe Bryant by Walter Iooss

NBA great Kobe Bryant recently announced he’ll be retiring from pro basketball at the end of his current season with the Los Angeles Lakers. In his honor, we present a gallery of images by sports-photography legend Walter Iooss. “We have worked together for all of his 19 years,” Walter says of Bryant. “It has been […]

Matthias Clamer photographs Nicki Minaj with Kobe Bryant, Eminem with Calvin Johnson, Kendrick Lamar with Chris Paul, and more for ESPN The Magazine’s 2014 Music Issue

Last year, for its first-ever Music Issue, ESPN The Magazine asked Matthias Clamer to re-create famous album covers using sports stars in place of the musicians. And it was a big hit. So this year, with the bar set high, the magazine once again turned to Matthias. The theme for the 2014 Music Issue is […]

Michael Muller shoots print ads for the new installment of Turkish Airlines mega-popular campaign featuring Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi

In 2012, Turkish Airlines‘ “Legends on Board” campaign, featuring Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi, became a huge online hit. And the sequel featuring the duo is proving just as successful. In “Widen Your World,” created by Crispin Porter & Bogusky, the NBA icon and soccer star engage in an epic selfie battle that spans the […]

Kwaku Alston shoots “For Colored Girls…” cast for double Essence covers

Essence magazine’s December issue features two covers, both shot by Kwaku Alston. One features the women of the Tyler Perry–directed movie For Colored Girls. Clockwise from left: Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine, Janet Jackson, Tessa Thompson, and Whoopi Goldberg. .   . …and the other is a […]

New work: Walter Iooss photographs Sports Illustrated’s first iPad cover

A couple of months ago in Oklahoma City, Walter shot Kobe Bryant for the cover of the June 28 issue of Sports Illustrated, though it’s far from being the first time he’s photographed the Los Angeles Lakers star. “I have shot him since he came into the league 14 years ago,” Walter told me. “He […]