10 Aug 2008, Beijing, China --- "2008 BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES Beijing China Fencing:Mens Epee Final Matteo Taglairiol (ITA) Vs Fabrice Jeannet (FRA)" --- Image by Â© Leo Mason/Corbis View on Corbis
He’s covered every Olympic Summer Games since Gerald Ford was president, not to mention four Winter Games, the FIFA World Cup, the Blue Arrow America’s Cup Challenge, and almost every other major sporting event you can name. In the world of photography, Leo Mason is a true sports legend.
He’s set up his camera in stadiums and on the water, on golf greens, tennis courts, race tracks, and equestrian parks. Leo has the rare ability to catch significant moments from unique angles, giving viewers of his photographs unusual, revealing views of athletic activities both rare and familiar. His work has been featured in TIME Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and LIFE (among many others), and he’s an associate member of the Royal Photographic Society. Leo has accepted major awards for his photography more than 18 times.
The London Summer Games, which kick off on July 27, will mark Leo’s 10th Olympics. We can’t wait to see what he captures.