Mike James NFL Player
When I got the phone call about shooting Mike James, I jumped at this opportunity.
Since I started my career I have followed the work of legendary photographer Walter Iooss Jr., whose work has been printed mostly in Sports Illustrated. Grabbing images from the top athletes in the world.
I felt like I realized a dream I had since I started capturing images. This was my Sports Illustrated moment. Working with Mike proved to be a pleasure, he is so charming and easy to direct. We talked about a couple ideas I brought and he was surprised to see that I even brought a ball with me (Not an official NFL ball, but we made it work).
Mike is a spokesperson and he travels a lot lately, talking about a different kind of treatment for ailments. he knows firsthand how difficult it is to be a top athlete, being injured and only getting prescription drugs, whose side effects will affect your cognition and mood.
- Photography: Julian R. with Artists at Wilhelmina
- Producer: Stephanie High
- Special Guest: Mike James