By Eva Medoff, August 9th, 2010
If you’re familiar with Lucha Libre, “where the crowd bays for blood as pit-bull men in neon underpants and hand-knitted sequin leggings grapple each other,” that’s probably because you’ve seen the Jack Black movie Nacho Libre. Shockingly, the real-life Mexican sport does closely resemble the film-version, where masked crusaders known as luchadores battle it out in elaborate costumes. Photographer Katinka Herbert has captured the spectacle in a new book, Slam: Superheroes of the Ring, published by To Hell With Publishing.
Read on to see photos.