Marc Aspland

Marc Aspland is a sports photographer who has worked for The Times for the past fifteen years and is currently their Chief Sports Photographer. His work has received awards including a Special Award at the Sports Photographer of the Year awards in 2005, Royal Photographer of the Year, and Sports Photograph of the Year for the iconic photo of Beckham celebrating with Owen at the 1998 World Cup in France. He has covered five Olympic Games, World Cup Finals, Open Golf Championships, Wimbledon Finals, World Athletics, Formula 1 and the Rugby World Cup and in 2009 he was awarded his highest honour when he became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. His book, The Art of Sports Photography, is published by Prestel and contains more than 100 photographs documenting incredible moments in sport compiled from over ten years of work in the business. It was shortlisted for the Illustrated Book of the Year at the Cross British Sports Book Awards 2015. (DL)