Athletic Nudes with Karen

Karen came all the way from Alabama to work with me on the Athletic Nude project. Obviously in great shape Karen had a bunch of really good athletic poses.

Great flexible posing

Look at the hamstring drop

Carved out Abs

Making shapes on the floor

More shapes

Bodyscape of her abs

- 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.