Simon Wakelin writes: After hitting the road for much of his career to cover just about every major world-class sporting event there is, Mike Powell finds himself in the studio a bit more often lately. A master at photographing the human body in motion, Powell got his start at Allsport, a well-respected sports photo agency that was acquired by Getty Images in 1998. His work has been featured prominently in publications that include Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, ESPN The Magazine, Stern and L’Equipe, and he’s taken home his share of awards, including the International Olympic Committee’s Best in Pictures and the Sasakawa Foundation Award. Turning his attention to a longer format, he’s now working on two coffee-table books with Grand Slam tennis the focus of one and the Tour de France the other. For these projects, Powell uses a different approach, bringing more of an artistic eye to the imagery than he would if it was a magazine or newspaper assignment.
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