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a stunning look at dejection

08/05/13 , , , , , , , , , ,


photographer suzanne tylander captures a diver literally sinking in despair after losing a championship meet.  as described by tylander via the open:

This particular diver was expected to win the entire event. The diver knew as soon as he hit the water his form was flawed and that he might have just lost it all. I was fortunate enough to witness this moment as it was unfolding underwater. I captured the sequence of emotion just a split second after he hit the water and began to sink to the bottom with a sense of defeat written in his body language. This was the image I chose from the series. I have felt this emotion and disappointment before as many athletes do. My chance to capture it underwater was rare but beautiful. It is a moment no competitive athlete wants to relive but something important that many of us can relate to. It is raw and human and real.

related: the sweet science | ode to defeat


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Absolutely love this shot. Best I’ve seen on WordPress for days. Particularly as it is not posed.



yea the natural show of emotion drew me in as well



Reblogged this on Flesh Covers the Bone.



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