Athletic Nudes with Lucie

Lucie was the perfect mix of muscle and grace. She was my last photo shoot of 2017. She is an interesting mix of dancer and power lifter. We made a lot of great images but Lucie really excelled at making interesting shapes / poses on the floor.  She had a strong, grounded connection with the floor that allowed her to show off, strength, balance and flexibility. It was a perfect way to end the year.

Beautiful lines and muscle

Showing off core strength

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

- The Athletic Implied Nudes series is an exploration of the human body under muscle stress— understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Clean backgrounds, hard lighting, and black & white photography work together to eliminate distractions and highlight the muscle groups and figure of my subjects.

Beginning with Mixed Martial Artists and Boxers, I have developed my technique to capture rapidly firing muscle groups at high speed in front of the lens. The resulting instinct for timing fight photography has lead to an ability to freeze my subjects at the peak of their motion. Discovering a better understanding of the human form with this project has transitioned into my commercial fitness work, maximizing composition and positioning to best showcase the human form.