Concussion: Behind-the-scenes with Michael Grecco and Will Smith for final SI cover of 2015


posted Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 1:14 PM EDT

Fashion and portrait photographer Michael Grecco recently photographed Will Smith for the final Sports Illustrated cover of 2015. Smith recently starred in the critically-acclaimed movie Concussion, which "shines a light on football's darkest corner and the future of America's game."

In the video below you can see Grecco working in a studio environment with Smith. Using a Sony A900, Grecco captured a variety of portraits of Smith. For the SI cover, he wanted a serious portrait that showed Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the person that he portrays in the movie.

Despite using a Sony camera for this shoot (Concussion is a Sony-produced movie), Michael Grecco is a Panasonic Lumix Luminary. You can see him holding a Panasonic Lumix GM5 in the video below.


To view more of Michael Grecco's work, visit his website and follow him on Instagram. There are also additional behind-the-scenes videos available on his YouTube channel.

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