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27.7.12

The Weekender: Bruce Webber and the 2012 Summer Olympic Games



LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

The long-awaited 2012 Summer Olympics is finally upon us! And we're very excited about that and with all the buzz surrounding it. Obviously, we cannot wait for the opening ceremony which will take place this evening. So I couldn't imagine not having the Olympics as a center story for Friday's post. The latest series of photographs that Bruce Weber took for Vanity Fair in order to mark the occasion are simply magnificent. I love great photography and he's certainly a top tier professional - just like the athletes pictured here. Thinking back, I wanted to do a short post on Brigitte Lacombe’s Stunning Portraits of Arab Lady Athletes called the “Hey’Ya: Arab Women in Sport”.

Photo via Vanity Fair



This brilliant series of photographs will be first shown at Sotheby’s in London, then moved to the Qatar Museums Authority Gallery in Doha in early 2013. Both stories are just great, but at the end, Weber's flawless photography won me over.

"Try to have some fun, try to breathe and take it in but also WIN! - Michelle Obama to the American Team."
  Michelle Obama

Misty May and Kerri Walsh
Beach Volleyball
Chris Kappler
Equestrian Sports
Serina Williams
Tennis
Justin and Troy Dumais
Diving
Mary Sanders
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Dain Blanton
Beach Volleyball
Images via Vanity Fair

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