- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Publication Date: April 15, 2011
- Price: $42.00
- Trim Size: 10 x 11
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-0001-9
- EAN: 9781419700019
- Page Count: 200
- Illustrations: 500 color photographs
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World English, ex AU and NZ
A Game to Love is the stunning publishing debut of award-winning sports photographer Mike Powell. Featuring 500 highly evocative images, the book celebrates the passion for tennis that exists around the world. Powell's extraordinary images capture the character and brilliance of the greatest players in the game today and are complemented by the words of many of the game's legendary greats of yesteryear, among them John McEnroe, Billie Jean King, Steffi Graf, Boris Becker, and Rod Laver. From superstar players, veterans, and juniors to the spectating cognoscenti and tennis haute couture; from screaming coaches, businesslike trainers, and long-suffering officials to the players' boxes, real fans, and "fan fashion"; from the intimate details of hands-on racquets and the wiping of brows to the textures of clay, grass, and hard court, A Game to Love is a luscious and original visual tribute to one of today's most-watched and most-loved sports.
Praise for A Game to Love:
"a love letter to tennis. . . What is usually obliterated by the pace of the game is restored to us by Powell's lush frames and a selection of quotes from players past and present."
"A Game to Love highlights Powell's ability to capture not only the breathtaking scenery, but the elegance, emotion and art of the human body in action."
About the author
Having started at the age of 17, Mike Powell has been photographing sport for 25 years. His work has been prominently featured in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, and ESPN, and he has won numerous awards. He lives and works in Los Angeles.