We are running free

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‘Man & Mortar’ – photo series by Jason Paul, capturing fellow athlete parkour world champion Tim Shieff as he runs free around the city of London – naked.

The prints are now exclusively available to buy on Beautiful Crime and the project is supported by The Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver, with a percentage of all print sales going to his charity, the Fifteen apprentice programme.

 This collection of stunning images was inspired by the juxtaposition found within the architecture of modern Greek cities, with surviving statues and monuments of the ancient world – which they’ve then transposed to the iconic urban landscapes of Central London. Both professional athletes and World champions within the discipline of Parkour, ‘The Art of Movement’, it was Tim and Paul’s physical abilities that facilitated their access to photographic locations beyond the reach of normal photographers and models.

Jason and Tim were interested in examining how within everyday life, we casually accept – or fail to even notice – artistic effigies of the naked human form such as statues or paintings, yet the sight of uncovered flesh within the same space generates consternation and surprise.

Talking about the project,  leading parkour Jason Paul says: ”Lots of the London architecture we shot against has a square, rigid and linear feel to it, contrasting starkly with the curves of the athletic, natural human form.”

Tim Shieff, World free run champion and close friend of The Naked Chef Jamie Oliver adds that, “People are often disconnected from their own human form within their daily lives, we wanted to play with the idea of presenting our natural state within the urban straightjacket of conformity.”

Collectively they wanted to make a difference with this unique project and have therefore decided to donate a proportion of each print sold to Jamie’s charity for disadvantaged teenagers, the Fifteen apprentice programme.

Tim, who regularly appears on Jamie’s Youtube channel ‘Food Tube’  as a leading figure within the contemporary Vegan and raw food movement, felt that the inspiring nature of the pictures – promoting body image confidence – sits perfectly with the values and goals of the Fifteen charity. (text via beautifulcrime.com)

 

We make moves

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Flat design meets Moleskine notebooks meets… chess.

Inspired by classic leather notebooks, this pared-back chess set is gorgeous in its simplicity and execution. Belgian designer Peter Baeten has channelled his love of classic leather notebooks into this beautiful minimal chess set.

“By working with the silhouettes of the pieces, it walks the line between 2D and 3D. Because of this, only the ones who are playing have a complete overview of the pieces on the board. Bystanders will have to do with seeing lines move around on the board,” Baeten explains.

“The set is lasercut and hand varnished, so the natural wood grains remain visible. It contains 4 tablets and a leather cover which also serves as a pad to play on. There are no screws, hinges, glue, or any other type of materials used, therefore there is no assembly necessary, and each single piece can easily be replaced.”

(text via creativeblog.com)

We aim

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From his series ‘Bowling Alleys’ by Robert Götzfried  – another intriguing example of how great photography can give artistic beauty to the most unlikeliest of places.

We want to play outside

Remote tennis court in the Hebrides, an area off the west coast of the Scottish mainland, photographed by Paris based photographer Derek Hudson.

Remote tennis court in the Hebrides, an area off the west coast of the Scottish mainland, photographed by Paris based photographer Derek Hudson.

 

We went to the market

Photograph from the series 'track' by Götz Göppert

Photograph from the series ‘track’ by Götz Göppert

Götz loves his camera, doing lifestyle images or his beauty shots and his documentary series. he feels home whenever he can take pictures, in his hometown or on his trips all all over the world. Developing his very own and very personal style he loves to do his portraits and his reportages on location as much as his beauty shots in a studio. After a long time working only for beauty clients he started to do reportages when he shot for his book “une annee autour de Sancerre”. This one year project about a wine region introduced him into reportage photography and he really enjoyed working under these very new and different conditions. From there on he started to work more and more in this very different direction not forgetting is natural and fresh beauty work. Mixing these different styles of photography makes his work so interesting and gives Götz always new opportunities to treat and handle his images, and he is never short of new ideas

We went on a trip

Small Sail Boat racers struggling to finish, fighting the outgoing current. Taken in Nantucket Harbor, MA, USA with an Olympus Infinity Stylus Zoom 140 with Kodak 200 film by Reynal Thebaud

Small Sail Boat racers struggling to finish, fighting the outgoing current. Taken in Nantucket Harbor, MA, USA with an Olympus Infinity Stylus Zoom 140 with Kodak 200 film by Reynal Thebaud

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We bike

Richie Trimble’s over a hundred pound, 14.5 foot tall bike: “STOOPID TALL” aka “Big Boy” photographed as it made its way from La Cienega to Venice beach, Los Angeles for the Ciclavia 2013.

Richie Trimble’s over a hundred pound, 14.5 foot tall bike: “STOOPID TALL” aka “Big Boy” photographed as it made its way from La Cienega to Venice beach, Los Angeles for the Ciclavia 2013.

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We are a bit dizzy

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‘Nude’ – incredible photographs by Shinichi Maruyama, who uses cutting-edge technology to create elaborate images from simple origins – the naked human body – by using cameras to shoot 2000 images per second and then combining up to 10,000 photographs of a naked dancer into one single shot

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We go deep

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‘Lady of the Deep’  – beautiful monochrome black and white underwater photograph by Jacques de Vos showing record Italian free-diver Linda Paganelli, ascending in front of one of the caves in the Ras Mohammed National Park just south of Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt.

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We watch tennis

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Incredible photograph of Roger Federer and Andre Agassi playing tennis on the helicopter pad of the Burj al Arab luxury hotel in Dubai, UAE 321 meters above sea level / unknown photographer

Perfect Timing

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Beautiful large scale photographs of Formula 1 Pit Stops / photographed by German Andreas Gursky, currently one of the most successful contemporary photographers.

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We enjoy the snow

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Montmorency Falls, Quebec City, Canada

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We are a little dizzy

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Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, USA / photograph & text by Rich Greene

We go around

velodrom london olypmics games stadium biking bicycle arena timber architecture facade sloping organic curve beautiful architectural photography London firm Hopkins Architects have completed the Velodrome, the first of the five permanent venues on the Olympic Park for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The hyperbolic paraboloid-shaped steel-framed structure sits on a 360 degree glazed concourse at entry level, and is clad in timber with little apertures to allow for natural ventilation. The lightweight, double-curving, cable-net roof structure was designed to reflect the shape of the cycling track. 6,000 seats are located all the way around the track and are split into an upper and lower tier by the glazed concourse. 48,000 cubic metres of material was excavated to create the bowl in which the building sits. The London 2012 Velodrome will host the Olympic and Paralympic indoor cycling events and also includes changing rooms, retail facilities, workshop and a viewing concourse.

London 2012 Velodrome by Hopkins Architects / photography by Richard Davies.

 

 

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Explorer

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A competitor rides in the dunes during the sixth stage from Iquique to Arica / Rally Dakar / photographed by Eric Gaillard

We give it a go

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Black and white photograph of a near stratosphere jump

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We socialize

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Barcolana regatta in Trieste, Italy / photograph by Gabriele Crozzoli

We dance

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From the series ‘Dance’ by Tom Radenz / get art prints here

We went bowling

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Animation by Iain Acton

We race

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1956 BMW Isetta

1956 BMW Isetta

We are going with the wind

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2007

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2007 / unknown photographer