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SOME MAY call him the luckiest man alive. We call him James Macari the photographer of the 2014 SI Swimsuit Issue cover. The 39-year-old Texas native has been working with Swimsuit since our 2012 issue, and it's worth noting that not only did he snap the Nina Agdal/Lily Aldridge/Chrissy Teigen shot heard 'round the world, he is also responsible for that steamy Kate Upton masterpiece on the back of the mag, AND the much-adoed "Kate Versus Gravity" feature.

In the below video, shot during Miami Launch Week, James "You Lucky Dog, You" Macari describes the experience of capturing that Moment. Spoiler alert: it was a positive experience.

Swim Daily, James Macari SI Swimsuit Photographer
James Macari, the SI Swimsuit 2014 cover photographer, talks about how he started his career, how he got the perfect shot for the 50th Anniversary Issue, and lots more.

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