Sports Illustrated director of photography Brad Smith confirmed the move this morning to News Photographer magazine. "It's true," Smith said. "There was a decision made through the company to restructure various departments, including at Sports Illustrated. Unfortunately economic circumstances are such that it has cut the six staff photographers."
The video of a photographer and is crew trying to get images of Kate Upton in zero gravity is pretty great and hilarious.
Conner and Cayden Long, 9 and 7 year old triathletes from White House, TN, are Sports Illustrated's 2012 SportsKids of the Year.. They are Team Long Brothers.
Cozy Flash Sunday: Follow the journey of Raven Locks Smith in The Book of Living Magic, an illustrated romp through Oddness Standing and its bordering lands, by husband-wife team Jonas and Verena Kyratzes.
Edwin "Bud" Shrake - journalist, novelist, playwright, and screenwriter - died early Friday in Austin. [more inside]