grandparents get their game on in the golden years series by dean bradshaw grandparents get their game on in the golden years series by dean bradshaw
nov 28, 2014

grandparents get their game on in the golden years series by dean bradshaw


grandparents get their game on in the golden years series by dean bradshaw
all images courtesy of dean bradshaw

 

 

 

in his two-part series ‘the golden years’, LA-based photographer dean bradshaw has captured hilarious scenes of elderly men and women in the midst of super sport, wrestling, lifting weights and playing an intense game of basketball. outfits reflect the somewhat dated sense of style, with brightly colored bathing suits and neon short-shorts donning the fierce contenders while they compete.

 

‘who says you can’t be 75 to win the olympics?’ bradshaw  argues. ‘after doing so many serious images of serious heroes, I wanted to turn that idea on its head. we’re bombarded with imagery of tough sports athletes from all the major brands, but rarely does anyone celebrate the weekend warrior.’ while athletic imagery is typically illustrated by young, physically fit models, the series gives a new face to the sportsman, giving grandmas and grandpas a go at the game.

dean bradshaw the golden years
two elderly ladies duke it out on the wresting mat

dean bradshaw the golden years
the sassy subject reclines beside a barbell nearly twice her size

dean bradshaw the golden years
preparing to lift

dean bradshaw the golden years
no slacking allowed

dean bradshaw the golden years
rightly colored bathing suits don the women while they compete

dean bradshaw the golden years
the two elderly men play an intense game of basketball on the court

dean bradshaw the golden years
stopping the game momentarily to pose

dean bradshaw the golden years

dean bradshaw the golden years

dean bradshaw the golden years

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