“Like going to war.” This is how one of the wrestlers in photographer Ken Hermann and art director Gem Fletcher‘s project Bökh, describes Mongolian wrestling. Shot in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, the resulting portraits and short film pay respect to this ancient tradition. It’s a tradition that is still very much alive in the nomadic communities that account for 30% of the country’s population.
Great balls of fire, these simulated Street Fighter poses are awesome! For those of you who remember spending countless hours (and quarters) on the classic arcade game, you will appreciate this post. Hadouken is the special attack that was used by Ryu, Ken, Sakura, Akuma and Gouken. Using just the right combination – down, down-diagonal forward, forward+punch (or ?, ?, ?, punch), you could create a surge of spirit energy and send it flying toward your opponent. It was the classic power move. (See below.)
In honor of this Japanese fighting game, that pit competitive fighters from around the world against each other, these photographers have recreated their own Street Fighter moments. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
I particularly like this creative series.
Street Fighter in School
Try this out yourself!