Amazingly famous photographer Annie Leibovitz was hired to shoot the Nike’s Women’s League for the Make Yourself ad campaign. The team consist of seven featured elite female sports athletes who came from a wide-range of sports. Each appear in individual and group portraits applied with cinematic touches by Annie Leibovitz photography. Through this campaign, let’s be inspired and motivated to continually improve ourselves with the everyday challenges we face with being creative and come up with unique ideas that is truly ours.
Let’s watch this interesting interview by TIME Magazine with Annie Leibovitz
The ads will run in the August and September issues of Seventeen, InStyle and Glamour magazine. Let’s get to know the seven female dream team below:
PROFESSIONAL SURFER, AUSTRALIA
As a World Pro Junior Champion in surfing, Laura says her greatest recent achievement is passing her driver’s test (after three tries!). This uber-talented girl – who likes to tear up the dance floor as much as the waves – is a good reminder that even when you’re the best at what you do, there’s always a new goal to reach (and more fun to be had).
PROFESSIONAL TRACK AND FIELD, UK
“From the end of my road you can see the new stadium being built in London. I drive by it every day to training.” For East London girl Perri, the dream has always been in sight. Already a medalist in Europe, she’s ready to prove that self-belief and commitment can bring her even greater success next year in London when all the world will be watching.
WORLD CHAMPION SOCCER PLAYER, USA
“We all fail; the key is knowing how to rise.” Wise words to live by, especially when you’re arguably the best goalkeeper of all time. A former forward, Hope was hesitant to play goal at first – she didn’t start in the position until college – but all the medals, records and titles she now holds confirm that it was meant to be.
CHAMPION TENNIS PLAYER, CHINA
When she was six, her badminton coach said she should switch to tennis. What he knew then – and we know now – is Li Na was destined to be one of the world’s best. Today, the tennis player is know for quick reflexes, fast ground strokes and all-around athleticism. And her mental game is just as strong. She’s overcome injuries and stepped up her training to become the 1st Chinese player ever – man or woman – to win a major tennis tournament.
PROFESSIONAL DANCER, FRANCE
It’s a long road to travel from a Parisian subway to a Hollywood soundstage – both physically and mentally. But that’s exactly what Sofia did. Since street dancing in France, she danced backup for some of the world’s biggest artists on stage and in music videos. With far-reaching sights and dedication as strong as her moves, there is literally no end to how far Sofia will go.
CHAMPION TENNIS PLAYER, RUSSIA
You know who she is. You know she can win a major tournament at the age of 17. You know she can come back from a shoulder injury that would have benched a lesser player. You might think there’s nothing Maria Sharapova can’t do – and you might be right. But it’s being her own biggest critic and focusing on the little details that have cemented her as soon as one of the greatest female athletes of all time.
OLYMPIC MEDALIST, TRACK AND FIELD, USA
They called her “Chicken Legs.” They told her it was a mistake to go pro straight out of high school. Good thing she didn’t listen, or she may never have won gold. Allyson didn’t even compete in track and field until 14, but a late start on a career in running is the last thing this ridiculously fast athlete was ever late for.