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My idea was a simple one. Create close-up headshots of some of the top Scrabble players in the world holding Scrabble racks spelling their surname with Scrabble tiles.

The trickiest part was getting some of them to pose during a tournament, when there's often little time between games.

I started this series in 2009 at the Michael Wise Memorial Tournament in Toronto, which attracted a few players representing Canada at the World Scrabble Championships.

I resumed this series at the same event in 2011, which ran concurrently with the Toronto International Scrabble Open and Human vs. Computer Showdown.

Here you'll see Scrabble portraits of former World Scrabble Champions Nigel Richards and former Canadian and World Scrabble Champion Adam Logan.

Then there's the scowling, heavy-metal-fan Jeremy Hildebrand and a the blue-haired wunderkind Jackson Smylie, 13, the youngest participant ever in the Canadian Scrabble Championships (who beat Logan in his first match, no less).

To be continued....

Categories & Keywords
Category:People
Subcategory:Portraits
Subcategory Detail:Men
Keywords:Scrabble, World Scrabble Champion, champion, portrait

Nigel Richards, 44, from New ZealandHarshan Lamabadusuria, 44, from London, EnglandDavid Eldar, 33, from Melbourne, AustraliaSteven Gruzd, 51, from Johannesburg, South AfricaWayne Kelly, 49, from Warrington, UKJason Ubeika, 48, from Mississauga, ONAbdul Khan, 70, from Whitby, ONOnota Ojiru, 56, from Warri, NigeriaMaria Christine Camille, from Doha, Qatar (representing Philippines)Alex Sjöholm, 25, from Linwood, WashingtonGeorge Addo-Quaye, 45, from Accra, GhanaNgala Lubunda, 33, from Lusaka, ZambiaWinter, 51, from Houston, TXFerrer Abordo, 68, from Lagazpi, PhilippinesCurtis John, 51, from Arbor, NigeriaMpakaboari Jack, 51, from Port Harcourt, NigeriaTerry Kang, from Slingerlands, New YorkMaureen McDonald, 48, from Sliema, MaltaJustin Chansa, 42, from Lusaka, ZambiaHilario Serrano, 65, from Butuan, Philippines

Guestbook for Scrabble Portraits
Sharon McGaughey(non-registered)
Great project. Thanks for sharing.
Dannene Drummond(non-registered)
Cute idea! I look forward to seeing more. I'll see if I can talk Jason Bednarz into one :)
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