March 22, 2007

Bill Frakes' Favorite Sports Photos. : Si photographer Bill Frakes shares some of his favorite sports photos. From the Silly to the sad. He has a few other sports galleries online as well.

posted by Joey Michaels to general at 05:47 PM - 13 comments

Fantastic. Thanks for posting, Joey. I think the Carl Lewis one is my favourite.

posted by afx237vi at 06:25 PM on March 22, 2007

I agree, afx. That photo just made my day. I had an incredibly stressful day and I'm in the middle of cleaning the house in anticipation of my parents spending a week with us, but that the incredible joy being in expressed in that photo just perked me up. I think I'll have to keep that photo bookmarked for days just like these.

posted by NoMich at 08:36 PM on March 22, 2007

Very nice,Joey. These are gorgeous (and not just the Cowboy Cheerleader's gams!)

posted by sickleguy at 09:03 PM on March 22, 2007

"Joey Michaels"Thank you!Wow!Didn't know there were such goodlooking racecar drivers!Check out the link in there to S.I.!Awesome videos & everything in there!!!

posted by squirrelone at 10:13 PM on March 22, 2007

Yeah, its an SI link, but Frakes' photography is excellent and I tried to expand it beyond a single link to SI. Sorry if it didn't do it for you.

posted by Joey Michaels at 02:39 AM on March 23, 2007

I like the Carl Lewis pic as well. (but why is Borat running next to him?)

posted by Bishop at 02:46 AM on March 23, 2007

They're great. The Cheyenne Frontier Days is one of my favourites.

posted by Fence at 03:46 AM on March 23, 2007

Why's the first one called "Panther Sandwich"? That's clearly a Titan sandwich on Panther bread. Thanks for the link, Joey.

posted by JJ at 06:28 AM on March 23, 2007

I could look at pictures like this all day. My favorite is number 7, the female TCU fans, especially the blonde-headed kid making the face between their legs. Classic.

posted by dyams at 07:37 AM on March 23, 2007

The shot of the kid with the "Jack Benny Look" on his face is priceless, and the Billy Donovan shot just gave me a wonderful new backdrop for my webpage. Nice link, Joey.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:59 AM on March 23, 2007

I love, love, love, love sports photography, and this is some excellent stuff. Thanks for posting it. BTW, for other fans of the genre, the AP Manual of Sports Photography is both great reading and great viewing. It's a craft-and-technique book rather than a coffee-table book, but of course it's got some great examples, along with explanations of how the shots happened.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:15 AM on March 23, 2007

Awesome link! Thanks, Joey.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 08:46 AM on March 23, 2007

The fat guys golf picture is a riot. Love it.

posted by pholcomb at 09:20 AM on March 23, 2007

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