Walter Iooss photographs Patrick Reed for the cover of Golf Digest

Legend to legend: Christie Brinkley interviews Walter Iooss for Whalebone magazine

Christie Brinkley was the perfect choice to interview Walter Iooss for a recent issue of Whalebone magazine. Both Brinkley and Iooss are legends in their respective fields, and their paths have crossed professionally too: Walter shot Brinkley’s first-ever Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue appearance when the budding supermodel was all of 21. “We were at the […]

Walter Iooss featured in “Who Shot Sports,” an exhibition celebrating the artistry of sports photography

It’s just the plight of the sports photographer that their work is often overshadowed by their subjects. No matter how brilliant and breathtaking the image—a pro basketball player about to dunk the ball, a famous football player enjoying his fandom, an iconic boxer sizing up his competition—it’s usually appreciated for the athlete’s achievement, not the […]

A look inside Walter Iooss’ handmade “Diaries”

For 30 years, Walter Iooss has made books that contain photos, news clippings, paint, and handwritten text. They’re like mixed-media journals or, as he calls them, “Diaries.” “The pages not only reflect what, where, and who I shot,” he explains, “but also who and what is happening in the world during that time.” Below, some […]

Walter Iooss photographs Jordan Spieth for the May issue of Golf Digest

Walter Iooss photographs Rickie Fowler for the cover of Golf Digest’s April issue

Walter Iooss photographs Draymond Green, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors for the cover of Sports Illustrated

See Walter Iooss’ classic photos of some of the greatest recording artists of our time, from Aretha Franklin to Mick Jagger

Walter Iooss has become a legend for his sports photography, but he’s also always been passionate about music. In fact, his dad was a jazz musician who gigged with Benny Goodman and Dizzie Gillespie, among others, so music is in his blood. Early in his career, while he was making his name at Sports Illustrated, […]

As he prepares to shoot his 50th straight Super Bowl, Walter Iooss looks back on his favorite images of the big game


Sports site Deadspin interviews Walter Iooss about photographing “The Catch,” Dwight Clark’s famous touchdown catch that ended the Dallas Cowboys’ 1982 Super Bowl chances

Walter Iooss was shooting a Sports Illustrated assignment on the Dallas Cowboys, “America’s Team,” in 1982, when he took what would become one of the most iconic photographs in NFL history. The Cowboys were playing the San Francisco 49ers in a game that, if they won, would take the Texas team to the Super Bowl. […]