Sports Portrait Photographer: Panini’s NFL Rookie Premier

Chicago Sports Photographer portrait of Oakland Raiders Quarterback Connor Cook poses for a portrait by Chicago photographer John Gress

For the second year in a row, Panini America hired me to photograph the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles. Each spring, following the draft, the league’s 40 top prospects converge on the Los Angeles Memorial Colosseum for a day of photoshoots with a few select photographers.