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2007.06.07
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Central Tech is a massive high school around the corner from me. I pass the running track/playing field every day, and I figure it's a good place to get to for the last half hour of good light if I finish work on time.

Yesterday, The Toronto Dragons were using the field for their rugby practice. You would have to work hard to find someone who knows less about rugby then me. I learned a lot listening to the coach. It's a challenge to shoot something so far from my own experience. I wonder what a person learns through playing a contact sport like rugby. The cliche is that men aren't in touch with their feelings, but when I watch the practice, I think how out of touch I am with the range of feelings expressed here.

I know women who have been seriously into team sports, and I feel they have a particular aspect of self-knowledge that I admire. I want an opportunity to photograph women's sports soon. If anyone has suggestions for women's athletics in downtown Toronto, let me know.
14 Comments
t2d4th Man...I would love to take some photos of rugby. I don't get to follow it as much as I would like, but I think it is a fascinating game. These are great. I love the first one and the facial expression on #4 is great.
t2d4th · 2007-06-05: 17:09
maharba ..lots of intensity..
maharba · 2007-06-05: 17:17
tortoise Gritty, but needs more blood.
tortoise · 2007-06-05: 22:39
Carley Really interesting! This is a foreign world to me to, and it's fascinating!
Carley · 2007-06-05: 22:46
lamoon53 You did a fabulous job capturing the intensity of the players. The players would probably really like to have copies of the shots you took. Like you, I know nothing about the game but it looks so much more physical than other sports.
lamoon53 · 2007-06-05: 23:34
????? Some serious muscle here. The guy in "will" looks like he's been shot out of a cannon - just flying down the field - so determined.
????? · 2007-06-05: 23:51
moonunit80 great focus and expressions. I think I like the black and whites best.
moonunit80 · 2007-06-06: 11:26
mattdross Interesting set. I love the expressions.
mattdross · 2007-06-06: 14:02
????? so great, every single shot!
????? · 2007-06-06: 17:01
sandmoon this is an amazing post, the movements, the expressions, the ruggedness, the determination, the strength, everything is so well captured. great!
sandmoon · 2007-06-06: 17:02
FBismark Wonderful set of pictures, you have an excellent sense to take the picture in the right place, and right moment, and also, the ability to show these moments in a fantastic way that I believe everybody enjoys that.

Regards!!!
FBismark · 2007-06-07: 06:26
jonrake excellent post !

we have women's rugby clubs in New Jersey and they play tough as hell
jonrake · 2007-06-07: 15:08
????? There is womens pick-up soccer at Dufferin Grove on Sunday mornings.
????? · 2007-06-07: 19:42
stormfish gosh... *frowns"... men and their balls...

but again (and i don't really get if you do this on purpose), you're portraying the monstrous gawking of normality in your shots. i love that. it's a picture style i fail to master since years. and it looks to light and easy in your pics... *sigh*
stormfish · 2007-06-11: 12:00
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