Things are kind of lonely in the forum lately. I decided to make a list of my all-time favorite tournament pictures so that they keep me company. Sorry to those who are not in them, obviously there are dozens more that I like but after all these years I have thousands of them.21. Have a lot of fun!
2005, Cologne world cup, the first time we ever saw the projector being used for anything other than Kick Off matches and that image was part of Sascha's excellent initial presentation.20. Fratelli d'Italia
2009, Voitsberg world cup, Gianni rises to the skies of Austria and his compatriots pick him up.19. Bowlling gang
2010, Dusseldorf world cup, The gay lights may be annoying for bowling, but they do help taking great pictures.18. Rose is a Rose
2007, Rome world cup, youngest person to travel to a world cup ever?17. Drunk and loving it
2003, Groningen world cup, and all the participants were partying in the same club.16. Politically correct
2006, Rickmansworth world cup, Astrid and her sister Saskia were the first female players ever.15. Three and a half men
2011, Birmingham world cup, the 10th for Rodolfo, Robert and me so we made some geeky shirts and gave one to Steve for his 11th.14. I kissed a girl, I liked it
2003, Groningen world cup, words cannot describe the awesomeness. 13. Back where I belong
2007, Greek champs, after my worst world cup performance ever and murmurs that I was no longer an elite player this title was just what I needed.12. The big man himself
2003, Milan, such a historic tournament: The first Milan gathering, the first Italian champs, the first appearance of Gianni and the other Milanese and Dino Dini's only appearance in a KOA tourney.11. We all look alike
2011, Alkis Polyrakis tournament, and what better way to show the world that the evening was not just about me than a group picture?10. Singing in the sand
2008, Athens world cup, Andreas in the best shirt of shame ever.9. The Spanish armada
Jerez, 2003, believe it or not Rodolfo wasn't always alone in his country.8. Take THAT!
Rickmansworth world cup, 2006, It's outdated now but it looked great that year.7. The Italian job
Rome world cup. 2007, and you just had to be there to know how legendary that moment was.6. Hell(and) is other people
First Helland tournament, 2003, with Robert Swift and Martin Jeffrey as guests.5. Habemus Rex
Athens world cup, 2008, and Gianni is finally in his throne.4. Rest in peace, old friend
Athens world cup, 2002, A great picture of George Koumoutsos, Vasilis' childhood friend and a fantastic Kick Off player who left this world so early.3. Spyro burning Rome
2007, Rome world cup, Spyros repeats his triumph and the camera captures a great celebratory picture.2. United colors of KOA
2006, Rickmansworth world cup, no words are needed I believe. This photo is the image of the Kick Off Association.1. The best picture in the universe
2001, Dartford world cup. In this picture, you can just feel the delight of the artist in his consistent pursuit of an art of spontaneity, sunlight, and colour. The revealing patterns of craquelure, the superposition of the paint layers, the location of retouches and restorations. Lights are set up at very shallow angles to the surface of the picture to create what is known as grazing light or raking light. You can learn a lot about the artist’s technique as well as what he may have intended to convey to his viewing public by examining his brushstrokes in such great detail. The emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities is so eloquent.