JOHN EDER: Football Fever

Photograph (c) John Eder /All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) John Eder /All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) John Eder /All Rights Reserved

Eder's signature free-falling images
Photograph (c) John Eder
/All Rights Reserved

I met JOHN EDER several years ago when he shot two covers for us for David Lauren's classic Gen X Swing Magazine ("The Magazine for People in Their 20's, the Age Group that Swings the Vote"). One of the covers was an Eder signature image of a young business man free-falling, and the other was of Matthew Fox, a cool guy long before "Lost".

The Football Crowd (above) was commissioned by Getty Images back in the day when they still commissioned photographs. "We had 65 extras in a stadium in Glendora going through all the motions. It was totally artificial, not a real game. I really enjoy directing large crowds. I kind of amazed myself by memorizing the names of all the cast so I could direct them. At the time, I was moaning about how I wasn't making much dough on this mammoth gig - 65 extras, a stadium, six assistants, tons of equipment, etc. etc., and my editor said oh you are gonna make money! Sales were UNBELIEVABLE for the stadium shots."


Totalfeckineejit said...


JL Cancio said...

¿you know this shot?:



JMW said...

OMG, I used to subscribe to Swing Magazine. I had forgotten all about it until now. Love the football pics!

Caio Fern said...

"sales were UMBELIEVABLE " .
no , no .. i believe ... the scenes got so real .. and really fun .
the way he describes it is very tempting .

Ricky Bush said...

Now, that's wild. I never would have guessed the the game crowd photos were orchestrated. Cool!

C. said...

great blog! these pictures are amazing

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JOSE LUIS MIRANDA (pardojosuem) said...

gracias por seguie mi blog, tienes un trabajo admirable,espero alguna vez estar por tu pais. exitos este año.


jose luis

PJ said...

I don't care anything about football but I love the exuberance of the fans.