Jesse Lizotte Takes The Shot With Ben Simmons
Australian native Ben Simmons is making a name for himself in the world of basketball. The newly crowned NBA Rookie of the Year is expected to soon join his peers Lebron James and Kevin Durant in winning over the world to ultimately become a household name. Photographer Jesse Lizotte captured the basketball star in a series of vibrant images for his latest collaboration with GQ Australia.
In the basketball star’s shoot with Jesse, Ben stays true to his roots, hitting his poses and using basketballs as props in a series of images. He stares directly into the camera with the familiar intensity that the sports star brings with him onto the court. The athlete left his Melbourne home to pursue basketball in the United States and was ranked number one in the nation by 2015. He’s even able to keep up with the Kardashians, with his girlfriend Kendall Jenner as a regular in his social circle.
Still, even with all the fame that’s come his way, Ben is able to connect with the camera. A grayscale image of Ben looking down draped in chains, a warm yellow-hued spread of the star handling a basketball, and a cool blue tone shot of the athlete looking pensive. Photographer Jesse Lizotte shows us a softer side of the internationally known basketball star. Although he’s been in the states so long that he’s admittedly lost his accent, Ben still considers the down under his home.
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Photography: Jesse Lizotte
Stylist: Petta Chua @ The Artist Group
Grooming: Pete Lennon @ Company1