Kobe by Davis Factor


One of the world’s first glimpses of Kobe Bean Bryant . Smashbox Studio founder, Davis Factor, the man behind the camera, knew he had a once in a lifetime shoot on his hands as soon he saw the young Kobe walk into his studio. It was the beginning of his career and Davis wanted to not only capture his youth, but the everydayness of him. Something he knew would change the more Kobe played in the NBA and his star grew, leading him to allow less people into his private world. It’s been over twenty years since these photos were taken and only Davis has laid eyes on them. Until now. 

Produced by Tommy Alastra 

Directed by Tommy Alastra

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