We are sending our prayers today to the families of Kobe Bryant and the other victims from yesterday's tragic helicopter crash. Marcus Smith had the rare opportunity to photograph Kobe. One evening, a friend of Marcus' sent him the below image. This is Kobe viewing an image that Marcus took of the extraordinary athlete. Today, in sorrow, Marcus remembered how excited he felt when he learned that Kobe did get to see one of the most epic images that he has ever taken.
Thank you, Kobe. You will always be an inspiration.