Thursday, 14 October 2010


I love this short film of British professional boxer Billy Joe Saunders shot by photographer Alasdair Mclellan. Billy Joe is a bona fide traveller and the grandson of Absolom Beeney who was one of Britains most famous Romany bare knuckle champions. Watching him move is pretty mesmerizing i think it's this that give rise to good old Shakespeare coming up with great quotes like the following...

What a piece of work is man, how noble in reason,
how infinite in faculties,
in form and moving how express and admirable,
in action how like an angel
in apprehension how like a god

I feel like this when i watch Danny Way do massive transfers on his skateboard, it's kinda godly, he elevates to another level that is so extraordinary it almost doesn't seem real...but it is. He just makes it look so damn easy.

On the other hand Billy Joe has been done for 'lewd' behaviour so maybe you'd want to delete a couple of lines/words from the quote so it's a little more tailored for him. The sound in this film is so nice, the lovely purr of the super 8 mechanism and the soft ruck of his feet on the floor. Simple done well is pretty impossible to beat.

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