12 October 2012

Baseball Portraits


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photos by Paul Thompson

It's October and that means there's been a lot of baseball on our television lately.  I'm not a big sports person in general.  Basketball bores me, football confuses me and I can never follow the hockey puck.  But baseball seems to be the one sport I can wrap my head around.  Having grown up in eastern Pennsylvania, Tom is a lifelong Phillies fan and so over our years together I've come to follow the team as well.  The Phillies are out of the playoffs this year, so we're pulling for the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series. But even before I knew anything about baseball, I could appreciate a well-taken portrait and that's really what this post is about.  It's incidental that the subject matter is baseball players.  I love the way they stare into the lens, the details in their wool uniforms, their small hats perched upon their heads.

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9 comments:

Liz Lauren said...

very cool!

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Joy said...

I absolutely adore vintage portraits in general and these are amazing!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Really cool and intense photos!

justicepirate.com said...

These photos are so rich and rugged. One thing that confused me about reading this post is you said, "football confuses me and I can never follow the hockey puck" . . you mean Hockey, right. . .? Basketball bored me when my one brother used to watch it. I actually enjoy watching football. Hockey is annoying to watch to me and baseball makes me sleepy but I love to play it.
+Victoria+

Sally Jane Vintage said...

Victoria... no, I meant hockey puck. I watch hockey and all I see are a bunch of guys skating around. I can never seem to find the puck on the ice!

Jocelyn said...

What a unique post! I enjoyed looking at these thanks for sharing.

Sara said...

These are cool!

Maria Filar said...

I feel the same about sports..but I'm excited to hear you're rooting for my hometown team!! I always get a little swell of pride when non natives root for Detroit :)

ristlicious said...

awasome.... :)