David Bowman Shoots for ESPN the Magazine

February 15, 2012

By Barbara Goldman

© David Bowman

Ricky Rubio, point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Award-winning editorial and advertising  photographer David Bowman  recently shot an assignment for ESPN the Magazine. He was asked to shoot Ricky Rubio,  the phenomenal 21-year-old point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team. Originally from Spain, Rubio turned pro at the age of 14 and just three years later was in the Olympics. Bowman had  quite a challenge on this shoot with time constraints. The shoot had to happen within 24 hours, and Rubio had only five minutes to spare, between practice and a game.  Bowman  thought that once on set he would most likely get a little more time. After four minutes of shooting, Bowman said to Rubio’s manager, “Almost done” in his most optimistic yet professional geez-all-I-need-is-a-little-more-time voice.  Rubio’s manager said, “OK, one minute.”  Bowman got it all.