Celebrity photographer Kevin Lynch to debut NFT series based on iconic Kobe Bryant photos

Kevin Lynch, the noted celebrity photographer, yesterday announced he will soon debut a new, non-fungible token (NFT) series based on his iconic photos of the late basketball star Kobe Bryant.

The 200-piece “Kobe in Motion” series is being hand-created by Farrah and Faris Kojok and their team at Miuzium.

Prospective buyers can sign up for the whitelist at Premint.

“I think people are going to be blown away by what Farrah and Faris have been able to do with my photos of Kobe,” Lynch said.

“The series is very kinetic, a sort of homage to the revolutionary motion studies done by Eadweard Muybridge in the 19th century.”

The series features 10 images of Bryant dribbling a basketball in a broad, horizontal composition.

Miuzium opted to produce the series by hand, rather than through algorithms, because the technique makes each NFT truly unique.

The series has a mint price of US$3,000 per piece. The NFT is built on the Ethereum blockchain.

Purchasing the NFT gets the buyer access to the future of the Kevin Lynch franchise.

Lynch is internationally recognised for his growing portfolio of conceptual portraiture. His images have appeared in museums and galleries throughout Europe and the United States, including Hamiltons Gallery in London and Christophe Van De Weghe Fine Arts Gallery in New York.

A reception for his limited-edition book, “Octagon,” with more than 400 photographs documenting the four-year history of Ultimate Fighting Championship, was held in 2007 at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida, where his works from the book were also exhibited.

A renowned shooting guard, Bryant spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). His accolades include winning five NBA championships, being an 18-time All-Star, and a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team.

Nicknamed Black Mamba, Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, in 2020. He was 41.

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