The Chap Olympiad

This year marked the 10th Chap Olympiad in Bedford Square and because I love me a bunch of people in themed costumes I could not resist practising my favourite style of photography- reportage.

I think people look so much more like their true selves when they are unaware of the photographer, so I made sure to put on my stealth lens, the 18-200, to capture Britain’s most eccentric sporting event.

On the day of the Olympiad gentlemen, dandies and ladies arrived in 1930s and 40s clothing  ready to compete in games like umbrella jousting and hobby-horse racing. You see this is an Olympiad that celebrates Britain’s sporting ineptitude, so it’s more the ability to stay in theme while your monocle and top hat flies off that wins over the judges.

The Chap Olympiad was the highlight of my summer thus far and I will definitely return next year ready to throw a cucumber sandwich in the discus challenge. Tally-on!

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  • Rachel

    Fabulous photos. Love the two profile shots. Wish I had been there.