Photographs by Daniel D'Ottavio
Silas Finch, 2010. 64 pp., 34 tritone illustrations, 9¼x11½".
In 2008, the New York Athletic Club Rugby Team won the coveted Rugby Super League Championship.
During this historic season, Daniel D'Ottavio followed the team's home games at Travers Island, photographing the action on the field and on the sidelines with only a handheld medium format camera.
The result is no ordinary sports photography. If you seek out rugby photography, you will find many images that depict the game as we - the spectators, the outsiders - see it. Instead, Daniel's images show us the game as the players see and experience it.
This first book in the STORY book series presents 32 tritone images printed on uncoated paper, and bound in a printed cloth drop-spine hardcover with screen printed spine.
Read Tom Leininger's review of Rugby in photo-eye Magazine.