Friday, 27 November 2009

Art - Photography - Shoko Ogushi's Modern Pentathlon

So I've bought the last remaining Shoko Ogushi's Modern Pentathlon book at The shipping cost more than the book itself, but it was worthy paying and waiting for the arrival. I never tried a photo book review, even in my native language, so I recommend to check the link at the bottom of the post to get more info about the book. Since the editions are all sold, hopefully they will publish a new one soon, stay tuned if you're interested.

The pictures were taken through several years (2005-2008) in several events under the old format (before the introduction of the combined event) and the book has 5 chapters, one for each event, plus a small- and beautiful like the pictures- text with illustrations (comics in one of Japanese typical styles). One of her declared aims was to capture the manhood sexyness (not vulgar), I'm OK with my sexuality to say she accomplished it, but then I also missed more ladies pictures. Anyway, the book is not about hot bodies and I think it catches perfectly the modern pentathlon spirit. It's a different record from the regular ones we have from the competitions, with many pictures off-competition and also under the artistic view. I highly recommend the book and a sample can be found at the website.

Shoko Ogushi's Modern Pentathlon Photo Project website:

1 comment:

  1. Hi Eduardo,
    A close English friend of mine just found your blog, and let me know that you had reviewed my book.
    I just want to say thank you so much for writing this!
    I was so happy to read your honest and warm review, and I am thrilled that you share my understanding of the modern pentathlon.

    I am currently working on my next photographic book: another men's world.
    When you have time, please take a look at my website:

    When you have time, can you check my blog about your review?
    I quoted your words before asking your permission.
    I hope you don't mind, but if you have any problem with it, please let me know and I will delete it.

    Thank you again. Thank you for loving and sharing my book!

    Muito Obrigada!!!

    Shoko Ogushi