THE I OF WALTER IOOS: AMERICA’S GREATEST SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER
Walter Iooss, Jr. is America’s premier sports photographer. His legendary career at Sports Illustrated and beyond spans five decades, and pinpoints the greatest moments in sports and the most iconic athletes in the world. From photographing every Super Bowl; to capturing the NBA’s most sensational moments; showcasing baseball’s finest; helping skyrocket golf and tennis; catapulting the Olympics; to airlifting the Swimsuit Issue into an American obsession, Walter has been up close and personal when it counts the most. His artistic composition, athleticism with a long lens, and intuitive sense of where to be have created sports’ most famous photographs.
Kevin Kaufman is an award-winning writer, director, and producer of iconic TV series and feature films, creating over 75 hours of original programming. His 2016 feature film “Ace the Case” stars Oscar winner Susan Sarandon and Ripley Sobo, star of Broadway’s “Matilda.” He Executive Produced the series “Gotti: Godfather & Son”, the inside family story of America’s most notorious gangster, which premiered on A&E on June 9th, 2018. Kevin continues to direct and produce the hit series “The Perfect Murder” for Investigation Discovery, recently renewed for its fifth season.
Together, Walter and Kevin are collaborating on the definitive film chronicling America’s greatest sports photographer, featuring a “Who’s Who” of celebrity athletes captured by Walter: Michael Jordan; Derek Jeter; Joe Montana; LeBron James; Bjorn Borg; Ken Griffey, Jr.; Tom Brady; Tiger Woods; Charles Barkley; Jack Nicklaus; Joe Namath; Kobe Bryant; Pele; Serena Williams; Brett Favre; Laird Hamilton; Kelly Slater; Jordan Spieth; Mariano Rivera; Cristiano Ronaldo; Usain Bolt; supermodels Christie Brinkley; Cheryl Tiegs; Kate Upton; Paulina; and Brooklyn Decker…to name a few.
These superstars will not only talk about being captured in Walter’s iconic photos, but will also reveal where they were mentally and emotionally in their careers…as they were frozen for all time by Walter’s camera. So the film “The I of Walter Iooss: America’s Greatest Sports Photographer” becomes just as much a revelation of the world’s greatest athletes as it does Walters’s unforgettable photography.