DIEUX DU STADE CALENDAR 2014
A preview by Graeme Aitken.
This deluxe calendar features 40 images of the Stade Français Paris rugby players (and also some very sexy guest stars from other sports codes) photographed by Fred Goudon.The rugby players from Stade Français Paris include Scott Lavalla, Sylvain Nicolas, Olivier Missoup, Jules Plisson, Djibril Camara, Alexandre Flanquart, and Hugo Bonneval. While their famous guests include three international soccer players, Olivier Giroud, Yohan Cabaye and Rio Mavuba; a handball player Nicolas Karabatic; boxer Nicolas Vastine; and rugby players Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Alexis Palisson (Toulon), Morgan Parra (Clermont-Ferrand), and Julien Pierre (Clermont-Ferrand).
The photographs are in gold, black and white, and colour. The calendar dimensions are 31 x 42.6cm. Fred Goudon also did the photographic honours for the 2006 Dieux du Stade Calendar. He is also very well-known as a fashion photographer and for the numerous photography books of male nudes he has published with Bruno Gmunder. His new book Summer Souvenirs was published in Europe in August 2013.
What makes this particular calendar something truly special is that these macho, incredibly buff sportsmen are often posed together naked – and in quite intimate, affectionate poses! There truly is no better way to count down the months in a year – you get three images per month plus a few extra.
I buy the calendar myself every year without fail.