This post combines two of my favorite things.
First, for a person who couldn’t give two shits about sports, who couldn’t name more than two players on his hometown football team or couldn’t tell you if his hometown basketball team is having a winning or losing season, I LOVE the Olympics. Summer or Winter Games, if the Olympics are happening, Jay and I are glued to the TV almost 24/7 — it doesn’t even matter what sport we’re watching. And we’re so into the opening ceremonies that we should probably have a party for it.
Second, if there’s a photographer that we should all aspire to be as good as, if there’s one photographer who just does everything right, if there is one photographer that I would just die for the chance to shadow one day — but who would totally intimidate me at the same time — it’s Annie Leibovitz.
These photos are part of a spread for June’s Vogue; Leibovitz took a few men from the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and put them with supermodel, Karlie Kloss. It’s sport meets high fashion, of course, done better than I’ve ever seen. The athletes pictured below are Jonathan Horton (Gymnastics), Ryan Lochte (Swimming), Bob and Mike Bryan (Tennis), and Dwyane Wade (Basketball).
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I may have to buy the June issue of Vogue, because I can’t wait to see the rest!
All photos this post by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue.