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The Dutch Warriors

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Erwin Olaf has been making a name for himself as one of the most talented and influential photographers of our time. Having worked on campaigns for companies such as Nokia, Heineken and Microsoft, he is known for his stunning images and his style of mixing photo journalism and studio photography.

He was recently commissioned by Dutch newspaper, AD to photograph the Dutch football team as Spartan warriors. The players were photographed as gladiators in a “300” inspired theme with their bodies and faces covered in mud and scars. The players photographed were Edwin van der Sar, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Nigel de Jong, John Heitinga, Rafael van der Vaart and joris mathijsen.

When asked why the players were made to look like gladiator. He responded “Football is War”, which explains why the set is entitled “New Warriors”.

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Written by Karan Bharwani

June 10, 2008 at 3:56 pm

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Spread Your Legs, Let Me See it

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You know when you see a movie poster that features a woman spreading her legs and the main actor looking right through it; it tends to get you excited at first, then it reminds you of a movie you saw that also had a similar art direction on the poster but ended up disappointing you. PRINT Magazine has a nice piece on this phenomenon that features a gallery of the evolution of the spread-legged pose on movie posters, covers and advertisements.

The human leg has evolved continually over many eons, adapting from an underwater propeller to its current form. But on book covers and on film and theater posters, the leg has evolved very little. In fact, the “A-Frame,” a cutoff-torso-spread-leg framing device, is the most frequently copied trope ever used.”

Via: Boing Boing

Written by Karan Bharwani

May 21, 2008 at 2:57 pm

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