Books of the Week: A Round-Up of Sports Photography Books

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With the Olympics just around the corner, we thought we’d roundup some of the great sports photography books by Blurbarians. From surfing the streets of Seattle to sailing the waters off Naples, you guys have really been giving yourselves – and your creativity – a workout. On your marks, get set, go!

 

Beyond the Surface, into the Water

Patricia Ridenour

Seattle photographer Patricia Ridenour proves that, in synchronized swimming, what happens under the water is just as striking as what happens above it.

beyondthesurface Books of the Week: A Round Up of Sports Photography Books

 

Man on Diving Board – Revisited

Here’s a trip back in time to public pools in Germany in 1984 and 1985, featuring some amazing retro swim caps.

diving Books of the Week: A Round Up of Sports Photography Books

SURF seattle CONCRETE

Nick Stevens

This book isn’t just a collection of great shots of skaters in Seattle, it’s a guide to finding the best rides in each neighborhood.

skate Books of the Week: A Round Up of Sports Photography Books

 

Pacificos

Tomás Cano

But if you want to see people shredding some real waves, check out this amazing photo book from Mexico.

surf Books of the Week: A Round Up of Sports Photography Books

Way of the West

Grégory Niro

Photographer Grégory Niro takes us to the rodeo in style.

horse Books of the Week: A Round Up of Sports Photography Books

 

The New Cup

John Mangino, I Sail Media

Sailing a boat in America’s Cup may not be on most people’s to-do list, but it’s so beautiful to behold that we’re putting it on our must-see list.

sailing Books of the Week: A Round Up of Sports Photography Books

 

Rhythmic Gymnastics: a tribute

Eileen Langsley

And last, but not least, a look at the astounding aesthetics of rhythmic gymnastics. How do people even do this?

gymnastics Books of the Week: A Round Up of Sports Photography Books

 

Thanks for sharing these books with the world, guys. If we could, we’d give a gold medal to each one!

 

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2 Comments

  1. my coming book will release next month carve cook and learn

      July 25, 2012 – 3:26 am   Permalink
  2. Hey Melonman, Excellent! We look forward to it.

    best

    Kent

    By Kent
      July 30, 2012 – 12:01 pm   Permalink

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