Every Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover that Walter Iooss has ever shot

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue, we present every Swimsuit cover that Walter Iooss has shot over the years, plus a gallery of Walter’s personal favorites from these and his many other Swimsuit Issue shoots… . . . .

Mariano Rivera by Walter Iooss

Walter Iooss photographed New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera—who is retiring after a 20-plus-year career that, in the words of Sports Illustrated, left an indelible mark on baseball—at Yankee Stadium for the cover of SI‘s September 23 issue. Here’s a look at the image as published and without type, plus an unpublished photo from the […]

Kwaku Alston on his “top-secret” cover shoot for Sports Illustrated

At his blog today, Kwaku Alston writes about photographing Jason Collins for the cover of Sports Illustrated, images that accompanied the NBA star’s revelation that he is gay. The story was a major scoop for the magazine, and details about the shoot were kept to a bare minimum. “Late one Wednesday evening, after presenting work […]

Kwaku Alston photographs Jason Collins for Sports Illustrated’s headline-making cover story

Sports Illustrated commissioned celebrity photographer Kwaku Alston to photograph Jason Collins for its exclusive cover story on the NBA center, who made history last week when he announced that he is gay, making him the first male pro athlete in the U.S. to come out. Here’s a look at some of Kwaku’s portraits of Collins. […]

Walter Iooss photographs NBA star Chris Paul for Sports Illustrated

Walter Iooss recently photographed Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers for Sports Illustrated. The photo below appeared in the magazine, and the one at bottom is an outtake selected by Walter. . . . .

Walter Iooss shoots “Body Paint” feature for Sports Illustrated’s latest Swimsuit Issue

For Sports Illustrated‘s 2013 Swimsuit Issue, Walter Iooss photographed a feature that, ironically, contains no actual swimsuits at all. For “Body Paint,” the models—Chrissy Teigen, Alyssa Miller, Kate Upton, Anne V, Nina Agdal, and Ariel Meredith—each sport a famous suit inspired by past Swimsuit Issues swimsuits and created solely with body paint. The shoot took […]

Walter Iooss’ photos and collages of Michael Jordan featured in Sports Illustrated cover story celebrating the basketball icon’s 50th birthday

Michael Jordan turned 50 this month, a milestone marked by Sports Illustrated in a photo-filled cover package that kicks off with a classic Jordan action shot by Walter Iooss (who wished the basketball great a happy birthday via Instagram). It happens to also be the 50th Michael Jordan cover in Sports Illustrated‘s history. . . […]

15 minutes of James: Walter Iooss on shooting Sports Illustrated’s 2012 “Sportsman of the Year” cover in just a quarter of an hour

. Walter Iooss had just 15 minutes to shoot the cover story of the new issue of Sports Illustrated, the highly anticipated “Sportsman of the Year” feature. And in that brief span of time, he had to not only get a cover shot and inside images of NBA superstar LeBron James of the Miami Heat—he […]

Video: Walter Iooss on capturing one of Sports Illustrated’s “100 Greatest Sports Photos”

. As part of its “100 Greatest Greatest Sports Photos” package, Sports Illustrated interviewed Walter Iooss about capturing his iconic 1988 shot of Michael Jordan dunking the ball from the foul line (above). As Walter explains it, the exhilarating photo was a sort of collaboration between him and the basketball great. Click here or on […]

Walter Iooss shoots the Gronk for Sports Illustrated’s NFL issue. Plus: behind-the-scenes photos and outtakes.

Have you seen the new issue of Sports Illustrated? It’s an NFL 2012 double issue with two covers: One is a portrait of Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots, and the other is of Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions. Both covers were shot by Walter Iooss, who also shot the […]