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The women who changed the aesthetics of tennis

The women who changed the aesthetics of tennis

The women who changed the aesthetics of tennis From Victorian dresses to the Williams sisters. Who revolutionized women’s tennis? Corsets, busts, skirts that touched the ground. Women’s tennis in the Victorian era left no room for creativity and freedom of...
5 must-see boxing movies

5 must-see boxing movies

5 must-see boxing movies The most fascinating biographies of the ring narrated by the seventh art We decided to pay homage to the noble art of the ring, an art capable of creating fascinating human and sporting stories. Stories that have inspired great directors and...
Analog football is better

Analog football is better

Analog football is better Sabi Singh explains how and why analog photography is conquering sport, again The charm of the film, the charming effect of an action that is both past and present. It is the cyclical nature of photographic expression, it is the timeless...
5 playgrounds where basketball becomes design

5 playgrounds where basketball becomes design

5 playgrounds where basketball becomes design Nike, Hennessy, Puma, Adidas and Pigalle. Brands and hoops creativity It’s an historical period in which the fever of sports design and, above all, basketball design is constantly increasing. For this reason we...
Behind the Lights – Filippo Maffei

Behind the Lights – Filippo Maffei

Behind the Lights – Filippo Maffei Surfing, skateboarding, human portraits. Journey into the world of the talented photographer from Viareggio “It is essential to know surfing in order to photograph it. It is a paradigm that applies to all niche sports....
Hamid Rahimi, I’m ready to die for Afghanistan

Hamid Rahimi, I’m ready to die for Afghanistan

Hamid Rahimi, I’m ready to die for Afghanistan Interview with the greatest boxer in Afghan history, the sporting face of the fight against the Taliban “Many think it’s just an Afghan problem, they turn their backs on a frightened population, they...
Lee-Ann Curren, the ocean is my music

Lee-Ann Curren, the ocean is my music

Lee-Ann Curren, the ocean is my music Surfing, music, content creation. Interview with the multifaceted French ocean artist “The ocean was essential in cultivating my artistic soul. I think it helped me as a human being. In the ocean you cannot force anything,...
London football is a female utopia

London football is a female utopia

London football is a female utopia The essence of a special team, the Vixens. The soul of an atypical women’s football universe Grassroots football club, Victoria Park Vixens, formed after an Instagram callout for girls looking to join a team in February 2019....
씨름, SSIREUM. The traditional Korean wrestling

씨름, SSIREUM. The traditional Korean wrestling

씨름, SSIREUM. The traditional Korean wrestling In Seoul, modernity stops and pay homage to a millenary practice “As an exercise of the whole body, Ssireum fosters the cultivation of the body and mind. It also encourages mutual respect and cooperation,...
Archie Davis, running is life

Archie Davis, running is life

Archie Davis, running is life Discover the history and feelings of this runner thanks to his inspired pen How can we enter the mind, legs, muscle and sensory fibers of a high-level athlete? We are talking about an often unsolvable enigma. Often. Not always. Archie...
Behind the Lights – Nils Ericson

Behind the Lights – Nils Ericson

Behind the Lights – Nils Ericson The photographer who portrays the humanity and the epicity of the athlete “I think there’s a reason I tend not to gravitate toward wider lenses. I like to isolate and focus on individuals – it helps me simplify and draw the...
For Jasmine Favero the UFC is a daily sacrifice

For Jasmine Favero the UFC is a daily sacrifice

For Jasmine Favero the UFC is a daily sacrifice We met the new, young hope of Italian MMA The industrial area of Brugine is the typical anti-poetic scenario, here concrete and warehouses alternate themselves, here they mix anonymously, they warm up together under the...
Behind the Lights – Tana Wizard

Behind the Lights – Tana Wizard

Behind the Lights – Tana Wizard Photography, fashion, streetball. The life of a creative from the Rising Sun The eye, the wrist, the fingertips move towards the Far East, towards the Rising Sun. In the metropolis where neon lights and cherry trees, centuries-old...
Climbing on sight, towards Tokyo

Climbing on sight, towards Tokyo

Climbing on sight, towards Tokyo From a spinal deformation to the Olympic dream. Kyra Condie’s story Climbing a route on the first attempt without falling, with no prior knowledge of the holds, is the purist style of rock climbing. At the highest levels,...
Nia Wedderburn-Goodison, born to run

Nia Wedderburn-Goodison, born to run

Nia Wedderburn-Goodison, born to run An interview with the most crystalline talent of British speed Speed is exaltation, safety, freedom. Sensations that are sublimed when speed blends with youth, with the physical and mental freshness of a very young pearl of the...
Brad Walls aerial photography

Brad Walls aerial photography

Brad Walls aerial photography Gymnasts, swimmers, dancers. From above, sport becomes a form of design Sport in Brad Walls’ works is synonymous with perspective, elegance, geometry. Each composition conceived by this award-winning aerial photographer is in...
‘Scrums and Battles’, rugby is an art form

‘Scrums and Battles’, rugby is an art form

‘Scrums and Battles’, rugby is an art form In Massimiliano Verdino’s visual combinations, the oval ball becomes painting and statuary Ancient and contemporary, artistic and sporty. In the iconographic analogies of Massimiliano Verdino rugby marries...
Exposure – Pellicola Magazine

Exposure – Pellicola Magazine

Exposure – Pellicola Magazine Sport in contemporary photography. A talk with the minds and eyes behind Pellicola Mag Pellicola Magazine is an independent online magazine, a fascinating project driven by the desire to share, nurture and analyze the contemporary...
Confórmi: the forms don’t belong to anyone

Confórmi: the forms don’t belong to anyone

Confórmi: the forms don’t belong to anyone Interview with Davide Trabucco, the artist who transforms the pre-existing into novelty The forms don’t belong to anyone. Davide Trabucco’s artistic philosophy reveals this to us: a philosophy translated...
How did it come to this football?

How did it come to this football?

How did it come to this football? London football didn’t have a lockdown Climb fences, discover secret passages, make random teams. How did it come to this? In London, the world capital of football populated by thousands of teams spread between Premier League...
Mur0ne’s dreamlike sporting urbanity

Mur0ne’s dreamlike sporting urbanity

Mur0ne’s dreamlike sporting urbanity Horizontal asphalt, vertical walls, a colorful sport to unite them. Interview with the Spanish street artist The balance between design and pop art, between horizontal asphalt and vertical walls, between imaginary worlds and...
Chelsea Werner is more than a gymnast

Chelsea Werner is more than a gymnast

Chelsea Werner is more than a gymnast Winning athlete, successful model, pioneer of inclusion. The portrait of ‘Showtimewerner’ A story that can inspire, that can break stereotypes. A story that can change internal and external perceptions, that can change...
Play Torball

Play Torball

Play Torball A photographic journey into the most popular sport among Italian blind people Not all sports for disabled people become part of the Paralympic program, including Torball, the most popular sport for the blind in Italy. The game involves two teams, each...
UnBRAKEable, Patrick Seabase

UnBRAKEable, Patrick Seabase

UnBRAKEable, Patrick Seabase A two-wheel surfer, a pilgrim of the Alps portrayed by the photos and words of Phil Gale A raindrop falls, landing on a mountain pass. By chance, it lands exactly at the summit. The ensuing splash sees part of it drain down one side of the...
Youth in the Mediterranean: The Rowers

Youth in the Mediterranean: The Rowers

Youth in the Mediterranean: The Rowers Maturing in the water, not only as athletes, thanks to the right leader Glauco Canalis’ reportage has the flavor of fatigue and personal growth. It’s a photographic journey on the threshold of the Mediterranean sea:...
Taekwondo is a family business

Taekwondo is a family business

Taekwondo is a family business A martial family, the Pachansky family, portrayed by the words of the young Mia and the photos of Joe Hart Taekwondo is a family business for the Pachanskys. The Korean martial art allowed two brothers and a sister to overcome gender...
Gramicci, beyond climbing

Gramicci, beyond climbing

Gramicci, beyond climbing In the 1980s Mike Graham, a rebel of the walls, created a brand destined for legend Imagine the aftermath of the 1970s rebels, imagine a welcoming shadow stretching, hour after hour, at the foot of the superb Half Dome, a granite spur nestled...
Behind the Lights – Emily Maye

Behind the Lights – Emily Maye

Behind the Lights – Emily Maye The intersection between photography and seventh art, the shots as part of a single, great visual film. An interview with the American photographer “Photography has enormous intrinsic power: the moment lived is something...
IMSOUANE

IMSOUANE

IMOUANE A winter trip in the Moroccan surf The photos and words by photographer Niccolò Cozzi lead us to a land that is both far and near at the same time. They transport us to atypical beaches, populated every winter by European surfers in search of a paradise behind...
‘To Give and Take’, the art of Alvin Armstrong

‘To Give and Take’, the art of Alvin Armstrong

‘To Give and Take’, the art of Alvin Armstrong Sport as a means of artistic production and social reflection. Interview with the American artist ‘To Give and Take’ is the new series of paintings produced by Alvin Armstrong, currently exhibited...
We are waiting

We are waiting

We are waiting The endless waiting of a moment, the wonderful waiting for a ride. Reportage by Alberto Grasso “It’s all a complex of thingsWhich makes me stop here”- Paolo Conte Hours of waiting. Hours spent trying to fill that moment that separates us...
Fixed-gear is synonymous with design

Fixed-gear is synonymous with design

Fixed-gear is synonymous with design In Copenhagen, ‘brakeless’ is a daily inspiration. Karl Tranberg explains it to us Clean and evocative shapes. Urban views animated by quick and elegant objects, by pieces of minimalist craftsmanship. In the Danish...
SkatePal, skateboarding as a social aid

SkatePal, skateboarding as a social aid

SkatePal, skateboarding as a social aid The non-profit organization that in Palestine has transformed the table into a means of sharing and relief At such a dramatic and turbulent time for the Palestinian people, we came into contact with SkatePal, a non-profit...
“Pop some manus”

“Pop some manus”

“Pop some manus” Welcome to the Okahu Bay wharf, where kids and teenagers try to be birds Thanks to the photos and testimony of Zico O’Neill, assisted by Naomi Perry, we discover an original New Zealand tradition, the tradition of ‘manu’:...
Hillary Allen, the voice of resilience

Hillary Allen, the voice of resilience

Hillary Allen, the voice of resilience Touch death and the desire to run again. The endurance runner who defeated destiny with words and willpower The sky can become a chasm in a few steps, in a few seconds. The clouds, barely touched, can become crevasse, fear, pain,...
野球, baseball in Osaka

野球, baseball in Osaka

野球, baseball in Osaka In Japan, baseball diamonds are a pleasant obsession Baseball came to Japan like a breath of wind, like a whispered word. A word first spoken by an American migrant, the educator Horace Wilson, and quickly transformed into 野球. Baseball bats and...
Omar Martinello, sharing nature through effort

Omar Martinello, sharing nature through effort

Omar Martinello, sharing nature through effort From the Po Valley to the mountains and the great paths. With Omero, fatigue is a means to reach ecstasy The silence of a bivouac abandoned to the blowing of the wind, the uncertain ground on which feet, wheels,...
Youth Speedway

Youth Speedway

Youth Speedway ‘It takes a special breed of kid to do this’. A journey into the world of youth motorcycling Rarely has a bunch of kids ever been so important to the survival of their sport. In fact, it wouldn’t be a huge stretch to say motorcycle speedway’s very...
Behind the Lights – Maxime Le Pihif

Behind the Lights – Maxime Le Pihif

Behind the Lights – Maxime Le Pihif American football is also French in Maxime Le Pihif’s photography. A chat with the innovative transalpine photographer Maxime Le Pihif’s photography is reasoned and instinctive. It’s like a play called by a...
Fishing like Jesus

Fishing like Jesus

Fishing like Jesus They are fishermen and they walk on water. A journey into the world of icefishing “Jesus walked on water once, I do it every winter” this is a quote you can find on iceshanty, a popular blog about icefishing. I found this quote incredibly funny and...
Behind the Lights – Alexander Aguiar

Behind the Lights – Alexander Aguiar

Behind the Lights – Alexander Aguiar Athletic divinities and niche sports, Anthony Joshua and Mexican bullfights. We take you into the world of a young photographic talent Being able to make athletic divinities and niche sports coexist, being able to alternate...
El Gran Felipe  

El Gran Felipe  

El Gran Felipe   Preserving and reinventing Mexican Wrestling in Xochimilco during the pandemic Emilio Espejel takes us to the discovery of a precious tradition, that of Mexican Wrestling. A colorful microcosm, sadly obliged to fade during this pandemic. Thanks to 3...
An archaic rite

An archaic rite

An archaic rite A timeless, faceless challenge. The challenge of the sea Meditate. Meditate in silence. It’s the shouting of the sea. It’s the faintest of rustles, the most intense of screams. So empty, so full. So cryptic, so intelligible. Its ancient...
North Sails: a regatta between passion and technology

North Sails: a regatta between passion and technology

North Sails: a regatta between passion and technology The amazing factory located in Carasco where sails become excellence, where history becomes the future. “We all stem from a passion, the passion for sailing. We started out as competitive sailors, then evolved into...
The baseball myth of Cardines Field

The baseball myth of Cardines Field

The baseball myth of Cardines Field A small team in a small town plays on a field with a great story This is where John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier got married, on 12 September 1953. This is where the Vanderbilts settled – legendary nineteenth-century...
Game On, streetball in London

Game On, streetball in London

Game On, streetball in London Rediscovering the social side of basketball in the year of Covid It’s Monday 31st August, the tail end of the English summer. It’s still a warm day, although slightly overcast. I find myself heading to a basketball court in South...
Behind the Lights – Olly Burn

Behind the Lights – Olly Burn

Behind the Lights – Olly Burn The British photographer who captures urban subcultures, British lights, and sporting efforts. Olly Burn’s artistic work is suspended in a parallel dimension. His portraits vibrate placidly, touching the notes of a modern British...
What the hell are you doing?

What the hell are you doing?

What the hell are you doing? “The water is warmer than the air, they say. In some cases they are wrong” The water is warmer than the air, they say. It’s the wind that’ll get you afterwards, they say. Yet something has brought you to this point. That letter from the...
Archery is a feeling, even in northern Sweden

Archery is a feeling, even in northern Sweden

Archery is a feeling, even in northern Sweden Artistic portrait of a noble discipline and its followers in the cold North How can you investigate the aesthetics of archery? George (Giorgi) Nebieridze gives us his point of view, accompanying us to the discovery of a...
Beginners. Until the last bell

Beginners. Until the last bell

Beginners. Until the last bell A dive, through the words and pictures of Timur Yilmaz, into Finnish Mixed Martial Arts The weight-ins starts at eight in the morning. The fights are located in the edges of town, in old boxing gyms. The cage waits in the corner. These...
Behind The Lights – Michael Blann

Behind The Lights – Michael Blann

Behind The Lights – Michael Blann The interview with the refined English photographer, capable of capturing the maximum expression of the two wheels and of what surrounds them. Put the effort into the context, put the context into the effort. In order to...
Handball at The West 4th Street Cage

Handball at The West 4th Street Cage

Handball at The West 4th Street Cage You can’t grow up in The City and not play handball A Snapshot of Handball at The West 4th Street Cage Winter won’t end in New York City. Four nor’easter storms in two weeks blanket the first day of spring in snow. On a Saturday...
The football’s effect on society. And vice versa.

The football’s effect on society. And vice versa.

The football’s effect on society. And vice versa. From Nazi Salutes to Kneeling: the significance of politics in football Perhaps unknowingly, football both affects and is affected by the most important issues in our society. Coming from an outsider’s...
Nordic Ice Skating is a matter of life

Nordic Ice Skating is a matter of life

Nordic Ice Skating is a matter of life In Norway you can skate between fjords and frozen lakes. Per Sollerman explains why To understand Nordic Ice Skating you need to take a step beyond the simple concept of sport. We must abandon ourselves to a series of images, of...
Any Given Sunday. Any Blessed Derby

Any Given Sunday. Any Blessed Derby

Any Given Sunday. Any Blessed Derby A journey into the strangest football rivalry of the world: the Isles of Scilly derby Barcelona-Real Madrid, Partizan-Crvena Zvezda, Boca Juniors-River Plate, Celtic-Rangers, AC Milan-Inter. Undoubtedly these are the biggest derbies...
Snowboarding and skiing in my Neverland

Snowboarding and skiing in my Neverland

Snowboarding and skiing in my Neverland Just behind the mountain, through cloud generators and warm lakes Found a cloud generator just behind the mountain and it looks like a warm lake. Wanna fly like a bird? But will you be brave? Weird mushrooms in the land of the...
Behind the Lights – Kevin Couliau

Behind the Lights – Kevin Couliau

Behind the Lights – Kevin Couliau Basketball as a piece of art, as a sacred rite. The discovery of the French photographer and his intertwined shots: portraits of Obama and the courts of Hong Kong. Expressing the aesthetics of basketball, expressing aesthetics...
To play God, for a moment

To play God, for a moment

To play God, for a moment It’s in all of us, and in all the things we do for immortality To craft clay is to sculpt life, and to sculpt life is to play God for a moment. That’s the gift of the potter’s wheel, or indeed the baker’s oven, the writer’s pen, the...
The last stand, the last tackle

The last stand, the last tackle

The last stand, the last tackle Grubby’s story is a tale of football and resilience. This is its last chapter “I’m Grubby, I’m 51. I’ve played football for 11 years and I couldn’t imagine my life without it” Carol’s story is a tale of...
A body lost between dreams and metaphysics

A body lost between dreams and metaphysics

A body lost between dreams and metaphysics Tresigallo, the utopian city. Running here is a sensory experience, it’s an irrational journey into yourself I don’t know if I’m running, I don’t know if I’m dreaming. Silence accompanies my...
Lord, give us the courage to ride

Lord, give us the courage to ride

Lord, give us the courage to ride Welcome to Mexico, welcome to jaripeo. Where jinetes defy time and pain It’s deathly silent. The whole town holds its breath for me, for all the jinetes 1 who kneel in the sand. The band and the sound of opening beer cans has fallen...
‘Goal Click’, football as a narrator

‘Goal Click’, football as a narrator

‘Goal Click’, football as a narrator Discover people and cultures, all thanks to football Shared football, football as a common heritage. The ‘Goal Click’ project starts from these concepts, a journey to over 100 countries, which leads us to...
Like human birds

Like human birds

Like human birds Ancient Matera teems with the athletes of Red Bull Art of Motion The soaring masses of the Sassi of Matera cut through the sky. There’s art in shifting, a beauty in movement. Freerunning, the new, modern wave of urban hyperactivity, is transported to...
Una Cancha Llamada Medellín

Una Cancha Llamada Medellín

Una Cancha Llamada Medellín Football as memory, art and social transformation “A court called Medellín”. It’s an artistic and documentary project by the artist Oscar Cardona Álvarez, which shows how football is important in Medellín. A practice that...
Bonga Cycling Team

Bonga Cycling Team

Bonga Cycling Team When cycling helps kids avoid a life of crime Cycling is an expensive sport and often associated with privilege. Starting with the grassroots, Bonga Ngqobane and his organization Bonga Cycling Academy are hard at work to change this image and bring...
¡Va de bo! Pilota speaks valencian

¡Va de bo! Pilota speaks valencian

¡Va de bo! Pilota speaks valencian In Valencia the pilota is more than a game, is a ritual The women drink beer and laugh openly. They speak quickly, basking in the sun with back-combed hair and contented faces. The ladies of Valencia are ageless because they have...
Dreaming on the skate, Yumeka Oda

Dreaming on the skate, Yumeka Oda

Dreaming on the skate, Yumeka Oda A visual journey into the world of the 13 year old Japanese skateboarding phenomenon This is a short film, directed by Jack Flynn, about 13 year old Japanese skateboarder Yumeka Oda, who would have been representing Japan at the Tokyo...
The importance of people’s gyms

The importance of people’s gyms

The importance of people’s gyms Sport shouldn’t be a privilege for a few. Journey to the italian people’s gyms The phenomenon of the people’s gyms was born in Italy about 20 years ago, today there are about 50 centers scattered throughout the...
Cheerleading is a Bavarian thing

Cheerleading is a Bavarian thing

Cheerleading is a Bavarian thing Welcome to V-Town Panthers home: where 75 sisters, bored of soccer and folk dancing, reach the air every week I’ve known Theresa probably fifteen years, and as I sit at her kitchen table, we talk endlessly about growing up here. Those...
Afterlife

Afterlife

Afterlife What comes after swimming? What comes after an intense sports life? ‘Afterlife’ is a short documentary directed by Ryan Rundle, it follows the Bulgarian-born Olympic swimmer Mihail Alexandrov, as he struggles to reconcile the inevitability of...
LSD, Long Slow Distance

LSD, Long Slow Distance

LSD, Long Slow Distance The best drug, for some men, is running into the wild Petter Lundgren is a long distance runner and this is his quest to reconnect with nature. In a world where everything always goes too fast, he tries to reach inner peace while running. LSD...
Oisin Murphy, phenomenon jockey

Oisin Murphy, phenomenon jockey

Oisin Murphy, phenomenon jockey Photographic journey into the fascinating world of the new Frankie Dettori They say he’s the new Frankie Dettori. An important legacy, a very high expectation to be respected. Oisin Murphy is an Irish jockey born in 1995, a...
Darts are serious business

Darts are serious business

Darts are serious business BUSTED! : A day at the William Hill Darts Championship The PDC World Darts Championship (or William Hill Darts Championship as it is commonly known) stretches out over a month and takes place at the iconic Alexandra Palace in North London....
For Boundless Journeys: The Ties That Bind

For Boundless Journeys: The Ties That Bind

For Boundless Journeys: The Ties That Bind The first of a new series chronicling the freedom of cycling, a partnership between NOWNESS and Brooks England British saddle and bicycle accessory makers Brooks England have collaborated with NOWNESS to create an...
Minutes to Midnight

Minutes to Midnight

Minutes to Midnight Ghosts in the London night, welcome to the Midnight Half The Midnight Half, was a first of its kind race in the UK. It was a checkpoint style ‘scratch’ running race with no set route, starting at midnight in on Halloween. Unconventional in many...
Lost in Carranza

Lost in Carranza

Lost in Carranza The story of a skater and his battle against years of addiction In the night of October 12th 2015, Pablo Carranza falls back into hard drugs despite his sobriety and battle against years of addiction. Alone in his apartment, filled with regret and...
Romanza Gym: spartan and winning

Romanza Gym: spartan and winning

Romanza Gym: spartan and winning Visual journey to the mecca of Mexican boxing Romanza Gym is a boxing Mecca in Mexico City where Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain has held court since 1992. Now 80 years old, Nacho has managed more than 30 world...
Femminile

Femminile

Femminile Femminile is an ongoing project that follows Italy’s female national rugby team during training sessions, matches and retreats (adj, feminine, female. The word is normally used on its own in Italian to distinguish the female team of a club from the men’s) As...
Figure skating is a collective art

Figure skating is a collective art

Figure skating is a collective art Dance, synchrony, primitive connections. The ice reportage by Dmitry Ermakov A collective rite, a primordial union of bodies and movements, comes to life in Kazan. It is staged by the ‘Tartastan’ figure skating group. A...
Simeoni and Armstrong, a cruel cycling film

Simeoni and Armstrong, a cruel cycling film

Simeoni and Armstrong, a cruel cycling film 23 juillet 2004, the streets see the Good and Bad, the Right and Wrong Rebellion is a category of spirit. Cycling is the first of the great popular sports. Before the business side of it prevailed, before media attention...
Daniele Cassioli: sport gave him freedom

Daniele Cassioli: sport gave him freedom

Daniele Cassioli: sport gave him freedom Water give him protection, this is why the solution is inside himself Daniele Cassioli finds solutions inside himself. First of all, Daniele Cassioli is someone who solves his problems by turning them into opportunities....
FTBLITO, football is God in South America

FTBLITO, football is God in South America

FTBLITO, football is God in South America Culture and community, songs and colours. A journey in the unique world of South American fans Football in South America reaches the pinnacle of sacredness. Whole lives and communities revolve around the ball: a sacred and, at...
There is no absolution

There is no absolution

There is no absolution Luis Resto at 57 is given it up, no more games for him Billy Collins Jr. went into the corner with his face bashed in he still couldn’t believe it that he could end up this way the undefeated the Irish hope and pride his fathear sustained him...
Salt, speed, legend

Salt, speed, legend

Salt, speed, legend Icarus or Prometheus. How fast would you have to pedal to escape? The heat turns the air into wobbling solids and the sky burns down like it’s raining fire. There’s no respite, no shadow, no cool place to lay down anywhere around here, just this...
‘Balling Icons’, history plays basketball

‘Balling Icons’, history plays basketball

‘Balling Icons’, history plays basketball Interview with illustrator Elad Shagrir, the artist who makes basketball players Einstein, Bruce Lee and Mona Lisa Human monuments, bright colors and a basketball. The illustrations by Elad Shagrir, a young Israeli...
The sanctuaries of the bicycle

The sanctuaries of the bicycle

The sanctuaries of the bicycle A journey through the sacred places of worship of cycling Do you play tennis? Fine, but get rid of any idea about making the cut for Wimbledon. Football’s the most pleasant and premature of infectious diseases, isn’t it? Well, you should...
Boxe is a personal revolution

Boxe is a personal revolution

Boxe is a personal revolution In boxing there is an epic tale that you only understand when you ecounter it ‘The ocean is an immense, quiet storm. The waves sweep it, descending to unexplored depths, as dark as they are luminous’ The Homeric extension of...
Swimming around my own psyche

Swimming around my own psyche

Swimming around my own psyche Hold your breath, break the surface: welcome to a world of azure and sunshine When it rains, puddles form in the street outside my window. Some people love rain for the sound it makes on the roof as they sleep. I love it for the windows...
The Motion Hunters

The Motion Hunters

The Motion Hunters Science and technology, a dive in the modern-day sports biomechanics A science that makes technology the pivot to achieve applied and measurable results. Scenario number 11878, with photography still in its infancy: photographer Eadweard Muybridge...
Diving in my own Arcadia

Diving in my own Arcadia

Diving in my own Arcadia Giovanni Tocci and his relationship with the Tyrrenhian Sea Cosenza is in the heart of Calabria, in a Southern Italy that lies halfway between the ancestraland the hyper-realist: “I get in the car and in twenty minutes I feel free. Outside the...
Why cricket in California?

Why cricket in California?

Why cricket in California? People have been playing cricket in LA since 1888 Blame it on the English. It’s Dr. Frankenstein’s fault, too. But nobody thinks of the fog-shrouded atmosphere of Mary Shelley’s book, it’s better to focus on the Californian sunshine. Well,...
Football was punk with Robin Friday

Football was punk with Robin Friday

Football was punk with Robin Friday The striker who didn’t give a fuck He came before punk. Before the photo that shows Paul Simonon banging his bass against the stage, on the cover of “London Calling”. Before Sid Vicious burned himself out. Before anarchy...
New generations, new athletics

New generations, new athletics

New generations, new athletics European athletics is changing due to a new wave of migration There are nights when the sea roars, you close your eyes and you huddle under the blankets. But the noise is deafening, deep, and prolonged. Fear is not allowed, you just have...
The Eden of Atlanta is to win

The Eden of Atlanta is to win

The Eden of Atlanta is to win Every woman, every champion has an archetype Any champion has an archetype. A mirror on the wall in which the Queen and Snow White coincide and the hunter is a prey that translates into an infinitive verb: to win. The legend is born from...
Collector of jerseys, collector of dreams

Collector of jerseys, collector of dreams

Collector of jerseys, collector of dreams The players move on, what remains is only the jersey William Sembenini owns six hundred Hellas Verona jerseys, but he is still missing nine. William has eyes filled with life over a rough and uneven face; the tone of his voice...
Fight for yourself

Fight for yourself

Fight for yourself Embracing Muay Thai to defend yourself from the outside world, then discover yourself as a champion. The fighter Jay Counsel in the shots of David Hendrick Jay Counsel is an Irish professional fighter, Muay Thai national champion. His approach to...
Billiards isn’t like life

Billiards isn’t like life

Billiards isn’t like life Effects, curves, trajectoires. A story of green baize and matchematic The last game to play‘Anyone who has time shouldn’t wait for time,’ my grandfather would often say. It’s a saying, but also a fact. A saying and a fact that I was...
Hope Refugees Football Club

Hope Refugees Football Club

Hope Refugees Football Club For some refugees in Athens, football is the only way to escape depression On a beautiful Sunday in spring, like many others, at a football pitch in Athens’ Tavros neighbourhood, a match kicks off. It’s somewhat different from the...
The soap opera of pain

The soap opera of pain

The soap opera of pain A tour in the USA wrestling: from small provincial shows to bloody and ultra-violent matches This body of work looks at the world of independent professional wrestling, an extreme type of physical storytelling that mixes soap opera storylines...
Junior Banger Racing

Junior Banger Racing

Junior Banger Racing Cars that collide, smell of gasoline. They are more than children, they are pilots Junior Banger Racing is a motorsport event for 11-15 year olds where old scrap vehicles are raced against one another.  Whilst the vehicles are usually otherwise...
Knights in armour, football in France

Knights in armour, football in France

Even in Vannes, a small French town, american football is more than a contact sport Knights in armour, helmets that clash, English slang… American football is more than a contact sport, is a conflict against ourselves and against the opponents, a tough battle...
John McEnroe, ‘The Genius’

John McEnroe, ‘The Genius’

John McEnroe, ‘The Genius’ With his racket, he was artist and musician. Quite simply, he was the most creative player of his time McEnroe was jazz. He was rhythm and improvisation. Virtuosity and imagination. The legendary Duke Ellington once said that “jazz has...
Pink giants ballet

Pink giants ballet

A journey among the pioneers of female Sumo Sumo wrestling is known as the extreme ballet of giants. Physically demanding and tactically straining, sumo is a nuanced and exciting sport. There are 82 distinct winning techniques or ‘Kimarite’, meaning weight and...
Várzea, the Eden of football

Várzea, the Eden of football

Várzea, the Eden of football Inside the várzea all that counts is who you are, not what you have The word várzea refers to the geographical terrain of the ‘floodplain’ areas, where football was first played in Brazil in the late 1800’s. It is also a...
Thundering of hooves

Thundering of hooves

Thundering of hooves Jockeys, trainers, owners, fans: welcome to the Cheltenham Festival This is what it was all for. All those months of early mornings, rising with the mist still on the fields, watching from the Jeep as the horses’ breath catches first light; all of...
The mythology of Kendo

The mythology of Kendo

The mythology of Kendo The Japanese ‘Way of the Sword’ Kendo is a story of the East. It comes from a legendary and captivating Japan that has its roots in mythology. It’s said that the Land of the Rising Sun was born from a coral blade that pierced the...
My world is Venice

My world is Venice

My world is Venice The steel of bowls, the salt on the walls, my world is small but immense From here I can smell them. I wait until April, maybe May. They’re short, wide and flat, with a green color that can turn to gray. To catch them we use trezze, nets, laying...
Where kickboxing is blood and sweat

Where kickboxing is blood and sweat

Fighting in the suburb of Surcin, Belgrad, is a matter of toughness  Belgrade suburb of Surcin became infamous during the 90s when the break up of Yugoslavia evolved into a number of regional wars and general lawlessness resulted in a sharp rise in crime. Years of...
Monster trucks

Monster trucks

Monster trucks Donut, Wheelie, Flip, a gravity-defying world Monster trucks have been entertaining the masses since the seventies. It’s a motorsport that combines a potent combination of destruction and showmanship. It’s rough and ready, honest and down to earth,...
Some says we’re cars’ barbarians

Some says we’re cars’ barbarians

The cars hospital The ovale racetrack in which to finish first, first you must finish “The best cars are those you get to love twice.” His eyes take on a faraway look, his lips betray the beginnings of a smile. “Once in the build,” he pauses slightly, his smile...
In the name of the bulls’ blood

In the name of the bulls’ blood

In the name of the bulls’ blood Bullfighting is an unequal struggle, marked by disdain and pathos I’m Spanish. When a culture of death can’t be explained. Or even understood. You don’t understand. I don’t understand. We’re too far away. What do you see? I...
Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest Big fish, long hikes, fickle spots and wild weather Even if you’ve never heard of the Pacific Northwest, you’ve probably seen photos. It’s dangerously beautiful, yet wildly untamed. I often hear the term ‘PNW’, so let’s tell it like it is: 
big fish,...
Vitas Gerulaitis, the “Lithuanian Lion”

Vitas Gerulaitis, the “Lithuanian Lion”

Vitas Gerulaitis, the “Lithuanian Lion” Drugs, disco, wooden rackets, and a heart of gold. The story of the edgiest, most exceptional player at the turn of the Eighties A vanilla-gold Rolls Royce pulls up outside a trendy New York club. The entourage that files out...