Sporting Life: The Journals of Walter Iooss by Walter Iooss, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Sporting Life: The Journals of Walter Iooss

Sporting Life: The Journals of Walter Iooss

by Walter Iooss
     
 
Sporting Life is a collection of pages from Walter Iooss's journal. Part travelogue and part memoir, this artistic diary weaves over 150 photos and illustrations, newspaper clippings, and handwritten thoughts into visually arresting collages to chronicle his life and behind-the-scenes work. The photographer's words frame photographs of his most famous subjects,

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Sporting Life is a collection of pages from Walter Iooss's journal. Part travelogue and part memoir, this artistic diary weaves over 150 photos and illustrations, newspaper clippings, and handwritten thoughts into visually arresting collages to chronicle his life and behind-the-scenes work. The photographer's words frame photographs of his most famous subjects, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Muhammad Ali, Anna Kournikova, Heidi Klum, Arnold Palmer, and Mark McGwire, many of which are printed here for the first time. In his 40-year career, Iooss has covered major sporting events and taken countless portraits of top personalities. For the past 20 years he's photographed top models for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, an assignment he calls "probably the best single assignment for an American photographer."

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Iooss has shot more than 300 covers for Sports Illustrated, and his access to sports stars-not to mention Tyra Banks and dozens of other swimsuit models-would make any fan salivate. Since 1981 he has kept a diary, initially Polaroids of a day's work. This volume offers collages mixing his professional work with occasional shots of family or exotic locales, lots of mostly humorous headlines clipped from newspapers around the world, and a quick note about the subject or his travel plans. Iooss's specialty is the portrait rather than the mid-game action shot, and his talent is clear as his camera zooms in close with such sports greats as Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, Tiger Woods, Martina Hingis and Johnny Unitas. Just as engaging are more candid shots of children kickboxing in Thailand and playing baseball in Cuba. And the juxtapositions and interactions of individual images bring a whole new vitality to the work. These pages of artfully composed photo diaries should find a wide appeal, not only among SI's subscribers but also with those less familiar with Iooss's work. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932026009
Publisher:
Graphis, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.77(d)

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