January 25, 2011
LL Cool J covers the March 2011 issue of Men’s Fitness. Jim Wright photographed the star of NCIS: LA at Miauhaus Studios in Los Angeles. In the magazine, LL shares his workout regime as well as his six favorite motivational rules. He believes that career longevity is tied to fitness, stating, “What goes on the outside is definitely a manifestation of what goes on the inside.”
Wright found LL to be a “cool” guy who takes his fitness and his image very seriously. The rapper/actor was hands-on on the set, bringing his own workout equipment and trainer with him for the day. To capture LL’s physicality, Wright states he “constantly kept checking the screen for the right poses that contained the correct muscle pump and angles that played up the definition of his physique.” Wright had a great time collaborating with an artist he respects so much and who is continually evolving both as a musician and an actor.
Wright photographed LL Cool J for the cover and a spread inside the magazine. The issue is on newsstands now.
Publication: Men’s Fitness
Photographer: Jim Wright
Stylist: Monica Morrow
Groomer: Chris Burgoyne
Special Project Director: Desiree Gallas
West Coast Editor: Mark Morrison
Photo director: Jo Miller
Creative Director: Andy Turnbull