Naked French rugby players — what’s not to like!

Dieux du Stade

Fred Goudon’s stunning composition and skillful use of light create an intimate atmosphere and transform the athletes into Greek gods.

Elaborating on the photographs taken for the 2016 edition of the popular Dieux du Stade calendar, these tantalizing images feature players of the famous international rugby club, the Stade Français Paris and athletes from other disciplines such as football, handball, judo, and swimming, in all their unclothed glory.

Fred Goudon brings more to his ongoing published collections of the male nude than many other practitioners of this genre. Yes, the photographs he composes are stunning in composition and communication, his models are among the finest available, and his books appeal to a wide audience. But Goudon takes each monograph a step further in presenting a theme for each collection.

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