BURNOUTS BY SIMON DAVIDSON

by Ariadna Zierold

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New Zealand-born photographer based in Sydney, Australia Simon Davidson has been photographing the sub-culture of burnout competitions in Australia. Davidson has become recognized as one of Australia’s leading photographers. Self-taught, he has created a successful career photographing a wide variety of subjects, creating content in both the advertising and editorial environments internationally.

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With his Burnout series he recognizes beauty where it’s not immediately obvious. He finds expression in a car spinning its rear wheels with the single purpose of destruction. His images are superbly composed contemplations of the moment. Slices in time that hold the gaze with car, driver and movement balanced in an ideal expression of a sublime modernity.

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“The guys and girls who compete in the various competitions across Australia are a passionate bunch. As a photographer I enjoy the visual feast of a superb and powerful car on the black of the burnout pad juxtaposed against the softness of the tire smoke. In reality a burnout is extremely loud and aggressive but in the photos there is a sense of calm… poetic in a way.” Simon Davidson

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Don’t go on stage at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Competition, you will get arrested

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Our Coney Island reporter, Jonathen Liu, is on this one. First off, you know about the big Nathan’s Hot Dog eating competition they hold on Coney Island every 4th of July? Well, this year, San Jose, California’s own Joey Chestnut won again, swallowing a monstrous 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes (or a hot dog about every 11 seconds). But that wasn’t the big news. No, you see, after the competition, Takeru Kobayashi (he of the 6 hot dog eating championships) came up on stage and got himself arrested, because apparently, in Major League Eating, that’s a no no. Here’s the short article, via SI.

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