|LOCKER ROOM NUDES: DIEVX DV STADE (RUGBY PLAYERS) - FRANCOIS ROUSSEAU - NEW|
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|Locker Room Nudes Dieux du Stade: The French National Rugby Team|
|Locker Room Nudes : Dieux de Stade the French National Rugby Team (2005, Hardcover) (2005)|
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|Dieux Du Stade Male NUDES Art Photo Book 152 pages Year 2005 Free Shipping|
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|This remarkable collection of candid nude photos of France's national rugby team goes beneath the uniform to reveal what real jocks look like underneath it all. Each image taken by leading French photographer Fran�ois Rousseau depicts the rugby playeralone or with teammatesundressing, lounging on the bench, showering. Locker Room Men is at once a celebration of athletes and the beauty of the male form as well as the fulfillment of the fantasy of going behind the scenes in a winning team's locker room. Sure to appeal to both gay men and straight women, these photos are unusual because the men are not models. They don't work out just to look goodand look good they dotheir bodies are sculpted by winning victories on the field. They aren't made up, shaved, or prettified in any way. These are some of the world's best rugby playersbrawny, tough, competitive. Since 1999, the French national rugby team has posed nude or semi-nude for an annual calendar. The purpose behind the calendar was to get wider "exposure" for rugby and the team. In 2004, Fran�ois Rousseau was selected as photographer, and he successfully brought out the sensual beauty and sexiness inherent in the rugby players' rough and tumble exterior. The calendar became a cult hit, and thus the book was born so that even more of these unparalleled images could be savored. Whether or not rugby will become more popular in this country remains to be seen, but this book will certainly raise the game's profile...|
|Number Of Pages||152 pages|
|Photographed by||Francois Rousseau|
Average review score based on 2 user reviews
This is a highly erotic, though never pornographic, photo album of the French national rugby team in a variety of candid and posed nude locker room shots. The men are gorgeous, the atmosphere is highly homoerotic (though it would probably appeal to women as well) and the quality of the printing and composition place it far above any other 'beefcake' book I've seen. Many of the photos would be work as 'sensitive' straight images, however, the photos of men embracing or simply looking at each other and a few of the more sexually inviting poses are extremely intense. The level of honesty on the part of both photographer and subjects is exceptional--it is very hard to imagine an American football team being willing to show so much (in all senses of the phrase). The book seems to have vastly increased attendance at the team's games--I'd certainly go to see them if I could, in the mean time, this book is a great second-best.
This is a GREAT BOOK! The pics are wonderful done and tasteful! It makes a great coffee table book and everyone who's come over to my house since I got the book has looked through it. Everyone loves it!
I can't say anything bad about this book!