I can spend hours at Modern 50. Their collection is my idea of vintage deluxe – dings, dents and usage that give an object that extra character.
From Modern 50:
Belgium, 1900, Vintage Belgian Fencers Leather and Mesh Mask. Very interesting object or wall hanging.
+ Source: Vintage Belgian Fencers Leather and Mesh Mask :: Modern 50 :: $420
The Dude gets released on August 16th. Dude.
Times like these call for a Big Lebowski.
Product Description: Limited Edition collectible 28-pg book, and a film timeline trivia, Jeff Bridges’ on-set photography.
Jeff Bridges has created photo albums for several movies he’s worked on:
From an article from Filter Magazine: Since Bridges’ wife, Susan Geston, bought him a Widelux camera—with a panning lens that covers nearly 180-degrees per shot—as a present following their wedding in 1977, Bridges’ interest in photography found a needed boost to reestablish his passion for the craft that would eventually lift him to the status of those gifted actors (among them, Peter Sellers, Dennis Hopper and Diane Keaton) who would also become photographers of professional standing. In 2003, a collection of Bridges’ photographs, taken mostly on various film sets, was published by powerHouse Books under the title, Pictures.
Photo above from Jeff Bridges' album, "Making True Grit."
• The Big Lebowski Blu-ray (Limited Edition) :: Amazon
• Making True Grit :: Jeff Bridges’ on-set photography ablum for “True Grit.”
• Kinder Than Necessary: Jeff Bridges Sings His Heart Out :: Filter Magazine :: By Colin Stutz
And now for your viewing pleasure. (Might be best to turn the volume down if you’re in mixed company – or not).
Heinz Kluetmeier has photographed Vince Lombardi, Richard Nixon, Secretariat, Steve McQueen and Evel Knievel – all in one lifetime. (As far as we know).
“Heinz Kluetmeier was captivated by photography early on. At the age of 15 he was already shooting pictures for the Associated Press – capturing such people as Vince Lombardi, Paul Hornung, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. It was not long before the lure of photography got the better of him, and in 1969, Kluetmeier became a staff member of Time, Inc.. He shot for Time as well as Sports Illustrated and Life magazines. He has since shot over 100 covers for Sports Illustrated and in 1986 was named the Director of Photography at the magazine. He has subsequently returned to the rigors of photography on the road.”
+ Source: Heinz Kluetmeier Photography
Sold for $507,875.00
The Gehrig uniform sold for $507,875.00 on August 4, 2011 1.
Description from Heritage Auction:
“1934 Lou Gehrig Tour of Japan Game Worn Uniform. Representing the highlight of what is unquestionably the most significant hobby find of this young decade, the presented uniform ends a widely debated mystery and brings this Platinum Night auction squarely into the crosshairs of the hobby’s most serious and advanced uniform collectors.
Only a tiny handful of uniforms from the game’s most noteworthy foreign excursion have been unearthed in the seventy-five years since Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx and about a dozen other American Tourists steamed back to our shores, the Babe’s commanding more than three quarters of a million dollars in a 2005 auction. But even before Ruth’s personal model established its mark as the highest price ever paid at auction for an exhibition baseball uniform, hobbyists wondered where, and if, Lou Gehrig’s might be found.”
• Heritage Auctions :: Lot 7037
• A Lou Gehrig Treasure Trove :: NYTimes Article by Peter Applebome
• After 57 Years, Man Looks To Sell Rare Gehrig Memorabilia :: NPR :: By Bill Chappell
From The Jerusalem Report:
“A chance encounter with a book about Jewish boxers turned Charles Miller into an obsessed man, giving him a new career as a portraitist of Jewish prizefighting’s Golden Age.”
+ Source: Jewish Boxers by Charles Miller
Dan Ogborn. A man with barbells on the brain. Handsome site designed by Forefathers1 .
“I’ve been involved in the health and fitness community for 12 years. I started as the guy that cleaned up the weights, moved up to trainer, strength coach and now a PhD candidate investigating the effects of exercise on skeletal muscle. Despite my shift to the academic world, I’ve always remained grounded in the practice of strength. With significant experience in strength training, human anatomy, physiology and exercise science, I bring a healthy balance of the practical, theoretical and scientific aspects of exercise to my writing and training.”
• Dan Ogborn
Fixed biker nearly ran me over today. I would have yelled, but his bike was a work of art.
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Bruce Ely is a freelance sports photographer in the Portland Oregon Area.
+ Source: Bruce Ely
If Marcel Duchamp had designed sports equipment – I think it would have looked like this 1930 exercise cycle from Sports Antiques UK.
Vintage exercise bicycle.
This early 20th century excercise bike is in full working order. The cast iron fly wheel can be adjusted by a canvas tensioning belt. Each full rotation of the wooden disk in view of the cyclist indicates a quarter of a mile. The handle bars are height adjustable as is the sprung leather Brooks saddle. The whole bike is secured onto a polished pine board.
(The cycling distance is measured by the rotation of the flywheel which is connected to a sprocket that turns a worm wheel which turns a bar with a small wheel that is connected by a rope to the large wooden disk).
+ Source: Sports Antiques UK
I had the opportunity to work with Art on a shoot a few years back. He’s a maestro with the camera. Best of all – he’s damn nice to work with.
+ Source: Art Streiber