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Sportrait: Matthew Mitcham


An exhibition of photographer William Yang's photos of Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has opened in Sydney at the maunsell wickes at barry stern galleries.

More shots, AFTER THE  JUMP...

SameSame interviews the photographer here.






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Sportrait: Dwight Howard [tr]
Sportrait: Carl Edwards [tr]
Sportrait: Ben Cohen [tr]
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  1. Lord have mercy, that boy is just adorable.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Dec 18, 2009 5:30:59 PM

  2. He just reeks of sex appeal.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Dec 18, 2009 5:38:09 PM

  3. Adorable is the perfect word to describe Matthew. I hope he's getting lots of endorsement money back home - he certainly deserves it.

    Posted by: Blake | Dec 18, 2009 5:55:46 PM

  4. He's definitely attractive.

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 18, 2009 6:05:41 PM

  5. Duane Michals ripoff? The photos are fun, but... even the handwriting looks similar!

    Posted by: Kevinvt | Dec 18, 2009 7:14:06 PM

  6. Doris Day sang it best: Pillow Talk! Pillow Talk!

    Posted by: rob | Dec 18, 2009 7:15:52 PM

  7. He's exactly what I want for Christmas!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 18, 2009 7:58:02 PM

  8. Seems like a sweet, charming lad.

    Posted by: Kyle Sullivan | Dec 18, 2009 8:48:46 PM

  9. What a baby doll! If he's as sweet as he looks, I'm jealous of his boyfriend. :)

    Posted by: sparks | Dec 18, 2009 9:05:53 PM

  10. No, these photo concepts with the "semi" autobiographical writing remind me more of Cavellini, Italian neo-dada mail-artist. GAC wrote on the bodies of naked women, buildings, etc., he'd sign almost anything too.

    These pics aren't original, but are cute, sort of like puppy pictures. DROOL ON!!

    Posted by: JD | Dec 18, 2009 9:53:24 PM

  11. @JD,

    if you are trying to develop a thesis statement, you may want to reconsider. i can't imagine that an art major would make such statements. matthew mitcham is a master at his own craft, and the straight forward presentation of his face and body are good.

    as far as i know, nobody suggested that these pictures were art. for you to take a critical view of these pix annoys me. btw, wtf is a "neo-dada MAIL-artist?

    Posted by: nic | Dec 19, 2009 4:26:48 AM

  12. OK, enough with the twinks, Gareth Thomas, the captain of the British Lions rugby team just came out and he is way, way hotter than Matthew Mitcham.

    Posted by: DaveB | Dec 19, 2009 9:32:36 AM

  13. @ DaveB

    Exactly, he just came out. Mitchum competed as an Out athlete in the last Olympics. He deserves attention. Not as a twink but as a courageous person who embraces his sport and his sexuality.

    Posted by: Joe Mama | Dec 19, 2009 10:36:53 AM

  14. @ Joe Mama - You preach it baby! Testify!

    Posted by: Tralfaz | Dec 19, 2009 11:16:24 AM

  15. Yes hes is brave, courageous and has a very sexy smile.

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 19, 2009 5:54:08 PM

  16. He is actually totally hot in a bottom sort of way, perhaps he should hook up with Gareth.

    Posted by: God | Dec 19, 2009 6:36:21 PM

  17. Hot, cute, and adorable ALL at the same time!

    Posted by: Jim | Dec 20, 2009 9:54:34 AM

  18. No, wouldn't say he's a Duane Michals rip off. William has been writing on his photos since the 70s and 80s... although he may have been inspired by him?

    Posted by: Christian | Dec 20, 2009 9:40:34 PM

  19. "OK, enough with the twinks..." Matthew Mitcham is a beautiful man who makes the most of his body type and looks hot hot hot. Not everyone is built like a rugger, and not everyone is built like a diver, and not everyone is built like a runner, or a football player, or a basketball player, or can have the hot legs of a soccer player or the perfect chest of a gymnast. The subject at hand is an accomplished athlete who looks great. I can go out to the bars on any night of the week and see flocks of twinks, and this one most certainly is NOT a twink. Look at those hot arms, those great legs, etc.

    However I kinda hate the 80's hair, boo. Otherwise, c'est magnifique!

    Posted by: clint | Dec 21, 2009 12:18:42 PM

  20. He's like a gay Mary Poppins: practically perfect in almost every way!

    Posted by: anon | Dec 21, 2009 9:34:32 PM

  21. Nice and tasty! He can come over and dive with me anytime.

    Posted by: Dieter | Jan 15, 2010 4:46:37 PM

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