Friday, August 20, 2010

Professional Pleasure

Portuguese artist and designer Kobe Leah again ventures into the realm of wrestling in his latest work--two portraits of pro wrestlers Ryan Slade and Matty Starr, the tag team of Professional Pleasure.  I pride myself in being the subject of Leah's first wrestling portrait, but then, unlike me, Matty and Ryan do not have to rely on body doubles.  Leah's Facebook series is drawn from photos from the social networking site, but his stated goal is to do a portrait of "the world." 

Here are Slade and Starr showing off their unretouched wares in the original photograph by Brian Kelley.

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