Take Your Best Shot
Someone—probably a jealous photographer—once told Walter Iooss that wherever he was was the perfect picture. Iooss has been everywhere (friends call him Coast-to-Coast Iooss), and for the last 35 years he has also been on the masthead of SI. The photos on this and the succeeding five pages are from Walter Iooss: A Lifetime Shooting Sports and Beauty, which is in bookstores now.
CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER LEFT: Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers, May 1995; Keyshawn Johnson, New York Jets, August 1997; Drew Bledsoe. New England Patriots, May 1995; Eddie George, Tennessee Oilers, August 1997. FACING PAGE: Mark Van Eeghen, Oakland Raiders, December 1977
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, March 1993
FACING PAGE: Alex Rodriguez, Seattle Mariners, February 1997 ABOVE, CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER LEFT: Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres, September 1993: Gary Carter, Montreal Expos, March 1980; Vida Blue, San Francisco Giants, May 1978; Dave Parker and Grant Jackson, Pittsburgh Pirates, March 1980