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Senior Citizens Display Spirit and Spunk in Humorous Sports Photos

In his series titled Golden Years, Santa Monica advertising photographer Dean Bradshaw depicts elderly athletes leading an active lifestyle with zest.

A muted color scheme, clothing from decades past and vibrant facial expressions deliver a vintage feel with fresh attitude. Silver-haired women wearing ‘80s-era aerobics outfits grapple on a wrestling mat and strain to pump iron. White-mustached men pose menacingly on a basketball court and talk up their game sitting on the bleachers.

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As seen in Golden Years, Bradshaw’s work leverages colorful characters in larger-than-life situations.

“I enjoy immersing viewers in imagery that takes them into a world outside the ordinary, with a little bit of mystery thrown in for good measure,” he said on his website.

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Dean Bradshaw’s website