antique-erotic:

A vintage photograph depicting wrestlers, sadly not annotated with their names. The lengthy exposure has given them starkly pale skin and muscles picked out only by shadow as the detail is lost, and I cannot help but wonder how long they had to hold the pose - an action scene which today would be captured in a fraction of a second as it happened, forced through early photography’s limitations into a static moment of careful balance and taut pressure.

antique-erotic:

A vintage photograph depicting wrestlers, sadly not annotated with their names. The lengthy exposure has given them starkly pale skin and muscles picked out only by shadow as the detail is lost, and I cannot help but wonder how long they had to hold the pose - an action scene which today would be captured in a fraction of a second as it happened, forced through early photography’s limitations into a static moment of careful balance and taut pressure.

Reblogged from antique-erotic