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Behind the scenes of ESPN Body Issue 2015


For years ESPN Magazine has been doing a magnificent project called “the Body Issue” – giving a different (photographic) view of reputable athletes around the world – naked.

The human body is beautiful and the bodies of the world’s top athletes is as close to a work of art as it comes. Each year ESPN magazine released a special issue with

this tradition is responsible for some of the most amazing sports portraits of recent years and people have been looking forward to this issue each time. Above is the very inspiring behind the scenes video of  snowboarder Amy Purdy who lost both her legs but keeps going with cutting edge prosthetic ones.

Here are a number of other BTS videos from this year’s project (more here and here):

Kevin Love – NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers power forward

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQq9NpplXqc

Michael Phelps – possibly the greatest swimmer of all times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3bSF19oIUQ

Megan Rapinoe – female professional soccer player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfY7WLU70nU

Ginger Huber – cliff diver 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HciNXSbKcP0

Volleyballer Gabrielle Reece and surfer Laird Hamilton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgxhFaiUAA0

Chantae McMillan – Heptathlete athlete

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9cpfZJHI50

DeAndre Jordan – NBA center for the Dallas Mavericks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi-8OPE0-ko

Aja Evans – bobsledder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLdOdux27uo

Bernard Hopkins – boxer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOnWmqRIokE

Natalie Coughlin – swimmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXaNhzy0U-k

Paige Selenski – field hokey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHUBYfbljI8

Leticia Bufoni – pro female skateboarder 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg-EsiTJYlQ

Aly Raisman – gymnast 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1elKI29fCuM

You can find the Body issue 2015 on ESPN magazine website and  can watch the images on this gallery.

As always, you can find many more behind the scenes videos on the BTS section here on LensVid.

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