Martin Gordopelota currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gordopelota breaks the monotony by shifting our gaze to the brilliant idiosyncrasies of his neighborhood futbol. On canvases and walls all over Buenos Aires, he glorifies the longstanding traditions around local five-a-side: copious beers, halftime cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill. Gordopelota is a talent with the ability to depict the trials and tribulations that the game brings. From those boozy kick-abouts to the joys of shirted fandom. His cartoon style personifies a beautiful spirt of the game with the finer detail being looked after at every crossing. You’ll spot bucket hats, pub snacks and kits from all over re-imagined in painted form. Trefoils too, there’s a fitting nod to those brands that swoosh, stripe and serenade our kit thread, loving souls.
We just found this video to be really well made, to be expected with Magnum Photo Agency and Leica involved on a project together. Here is what you are watching:
A core principal which framed the establishment of Magnum Photos in 1947 was the belief that photographers should have a point of view in their imagery that transcended any formulaic recording of contemporary events. This tradition continues today with the new series of photographic essays being produced by Magnum and Leica.
Burning curiosity breeds evocative expression and it is precisely this spirit which Magnum and Leica will be supporting through this new agreement to create and publish new multimedia essays that will take a deeper look into the stories behind the photographs.
The stories will cover new works by Magnum photographers addressing contemporary themes as well as investigations into the archives of photographers career-long obsessions to share Magnum photographer’s individual journeys and unique ways of storytelling.
The voice on this movie is that of Alice George, former head of Magnum.
New stories will be presented on online at leica-camera.com, lfi-online.de and inmotion.magnumphotos.com/ .