In his latest serie, Martin Schoeller shows the U.S Olympics rising stars. Featured in Time Magazines, Women’s Health and ESPN Magazines, the picture are absolutely intriguing, giving the athletes a certain aura, a mix between innocence and omnipotence, that will make you want to follow the Olympics and cheer for your country.
Martin Schoeller is a New York City–based photographer. He grew up in Germany and was deeply influenced by August Sander’s countless portraits of the poor, the working class and the bourgeoise as well as by Bernd and Hilla Becher.
His style is distinguished by similar treatment of all subjects whether they are celebrities or unknown. His most recognizable work are his portraits, shot with similar lighting, backdrop, and tone.
His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Vouge, Vanity Fair, and W among others. Schoeller joined Richard Avedon as a contributing portrait photographer at The New Yorker in 1999, where he continues to produce his award-winning images.