athletes

Portraits of Athletes Before and After They Get Sweaty

For the last several years, photographer B.A. Van Sise has been working on a project titled Sweat. It's a series of diptychs of athletes: one portrait is shot as they're arriving at a stadium, and the second is captured immediately as they come off the field.

Photos of Parkour Athletes in New York City Wearing Formal Wear

My name is Ben Franke, and I'm a photographer and director based in New York. For my new project Black Tie Parkour, I photographed two parkour athletes running around Downtown Manhattan while doing Parkour in formal wear.

Photos of Volleyball Stars Spiking the Sun

Back in 2015, photographer Dustin Snipes shot a viral series of photos for Red Bull showing NBA star Anthony Davis dunking the Sun. He recently revisited the concept by shooting USA volleyball stars using the Sun as a ball on the beach.

Photos of the Only Quidditch Team in Africa

The sport of Quidditch from the Harry Potter universe has been exploding in popularity in recent years in the real world. While there are now countless western teams, there's only one that represents the continent of Africa: Team Uganda. Photographer Marijo Silva shot a photo series to share the team's journey.

Capturing Portraits of Olympians with an 8×10 Wood View Camera

LA Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin is one of our favorite photographers. Incredibly creative, he frequently manages to surprise and delight us with his unusual portrait assignments. His recent 8x10 portraits of US Olympic athletes are a perfect example.

A Sports Shooter Shoots Shooters Shooting Sports

Last week, freelance photographer Manuel Lopez of Thun, Switzerland, attended the annual Athletissima athletics meet in Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition to photographing the athletes and events, as all the photographers were doing, Lopez decided to turn his camera on the other sports photographers.

‘Racing Age’ Photo Series Smashes Frailty Stereotypes Surrounding Old Age

Documentary and portrait photographer Angela Jimenez' series "Racing Age" is not your typical 'photos of old people' photo series. There is no frailty, no struggling with day-to-day tasks or close-ups of wrinkles. The subjects in Racing Age are competitive athletes that could probably out-run, out-jump and out-throw most people half their age.

Beautiful Light Painting Photos Created With Dancers and Athletes

Combining light painting with sports that involve long fluid motion is a match made in photography heaven that companies like Red Bull have already taken advantage of to create some pretty spectacular shots.

Photographers Joanna Jaskólska and Zach Ancell both had similar ideas, and their resulting photo series -- Breakdance Baby! and Trajectory -- are both unique examples of the awesome photography you can create when you mix dance, athletics and light painting.

Famous Album Cover Photos Recreated with Famous Athletes

For a recent Music Issue of ESPN Magazine, photographer Mattias Clamer created portraits of 14 famous athletes in the style of iconic album cover photos. Clamer paid a huge amount of attention to detail, which resulted in many of the photos looking nearly identical to the covers they were meant to recreate.

Portraits of Athletes Who Competed at the 1948 Olympic Games

New York Times photographer Damon Winter shot a neat portrait project earlier this year during the London Olympics. Titled Their Golden Years, the Times tracked down former athletes who represented the United States of America during the 1948 Olympic games, which were also held in London. The project provides a neat little biographical glimpse into each athletes life, using before-and-after photos, a brief description of what they did, and short audio interviews in which they share some memories.