Sports, Box 34, 1948


We’ll look at the other images of negative box 34. There are no notes related to content.

First set of images is from a COP diving contest. The score board reads COP vs SM

Diving, printed and published in Naranjado 1948
Diving contest at COP, 1948, vs SM according to score board.
Diving contest at COP, 1948, vs SM according to score board.
Diving contest at COP, 1948
Diving contest at COP, 1948
Mid-screw, diving contest, COP vs SM, 1948

It’s clear why the first image got selected for publishing. It’s a clear shot with perfect timing, and a minimum of background clutter.

The next 10 negatives cover a boxing match at COP. There’s no further information. These are the first boxing images I’ve seen from Joel.

It’s a different challenge. Indoors, low light and hard to freeze motion.

Boxing Match, COP, 1948

Joel is not the only photographer present as we spot a flash bulb reflector in the background.

Boxing Match, COP, 1948
Boxing Match, COP, 1948
Boxing Match, COP, 1948
Boxing Match, COP, 1948
Boxing Match, COP, 1948
Boxing Match, COP, 1948
Boxing Match, COP, 1948
Boxing Match, COP, 1948

Joel did get some good shots, it’s all about anticipating the next move and be 1/10th of a second ahead. Easier said than done.

Five of the above images were printed at some point in time.

We’re solidly in 1948 image territory, just need to catch up on any color images Joel produced in 1947.

Cheers !


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