Women of Wrestling at Doomed Gallery, Dalston
14 July 2015
Thoughts of female wrestlers are likely to conjure up over sexualized, performative and borderline misogynist imagery as opposed thoughts of feminine liberation. However, it’s not all big breasts and tight latex. Brighton based zine fair Hidden Eggs are hoping to question these stereotypes, and showcase the stories of women with a genuine love for throwing […]
Tonya Harding – Dark Days
10 March 2015
Tonya Maxene Harding is an American figure skating champion, a two-time Olympian, and a two-time Skate America Champion. In 1991, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second in the World Championships. I think that she’s a powerhouse and her talent made her the Olympic medal winner and at one time the best […]
The zines of Mark Gonzales
1 October 2014
Long overdue, Non Stop Poetry: The Zines of Mark Gonzales is a comprehensive presentation of the zines made by Gonzales from the early-’90s to the present day. Gonzales, thought by many to be the greatest skateboarder of all time, is revealed by this significant book to deserve equal recognition as an artist and poet. His […]
WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing at Udolpho
23 July 2014
“The world wasn’t crying out for a periodical on bathing when Leonard Koren introduced Wet magazine in 1976. However, Koren had the imagination and audacity to create his own world, and that’s exactly what he did with Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing.” Kristine McKenna Music Editor of WET. In 1976 Leonard Koren started a […]
Arthur Elgort for the 1990 Pirelli Calendar
3 February 2014
For over forty years the Pirelli calendar has annually commissioned one established fashion photographer to celebrate female beauty. This particular calendar was created by Vogue famous fashion photographer Arthur Elgort and it explored themes inspired by Leni Riefenstahl’s “Olympia“, the 1936 Berlin Olympics official film. Once printed the calendar is distributed around a […]
Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia
3 December 2013
“Olympia” is a 1938 film by the German director Leni Riefenstahl, who is best known for producing propaganda during the Third Reich. After Adolf Hitler invited Riefenstahl to the infamous 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, she used footage from the events in addition to shots of ruins in Athens to piece together what is now a […]
16 July 2013
Excerpts from Brian Finke’s photo series Most Muscular. Finke spent two years documenting the characters and pageantry of competitive bodybuilding after being assigned to cover the Las Vegas “Mr. Olympia” competition in 2003. To me, the world of competitive bodybuilding has always felt so foreign and bizarre and yet weirdly compelling. This series captures the […]
20 May 2013
Some great footage of the Czechoslovakian Spartakiad games which were used under Communist rule to oppose and suplement the Olympics. Working as one group effort rather than an individual performance more recent examples of this kind of practice can be seen in North Korea.
“My tennis game is in complete disrepair. I like to wear a white Lacoste shirt or Fred Perry.”
12 November 2012
Sang Bleu contributor Mr. David Coggins talks about the state of tennis style on tennisdigital.com.
New Statues of David
17 August 2012
H&M exhibiting Beckham’s Bodywear Collection: 10ft tall statues, New York City.
Postcard from London
5 August 2012
Woo Young Won of Korea competes against Nicolas Limbach of Germany during the quarterfinal Men’s Sabre Team Fencing on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
currently filmed in high def slow mo
21 July 2012
The aluminium torch, creation of east London duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for the London Olympics, 2012.
27 June 2012
Or sucked and wrung saint blood out, hung his dimpled on the back of retired bastard’s front door. What root takes hold in plaster, INOX? Roof opens for trumpet head to pop. Tell me about fire. Teenage braces, raven rock. I know how lethal bicycles can be (total lie). Teflon can kill too. Holes in […]
Stefan Ruitenbeek’s new film “Ancient Amateurs”
11 April 2012
is being shown in the Quinsy Gario – Bart Groenendaal – Stefan Ruitenbeek exhibition form April 15 to June 3 at Stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam. Independently of each other the three approaches all scrutinize aspects of Dutch culture and confront cultural classifications and their seeming certainties. TRAILER HERE
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