brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Naked Jiu Jitsu (NSFW)

Rachel came back for more athletic nudes and brought a friend this time, martial artist Nelson Sobral. Nelson is not only a martial artist but he’s also a really good musician. (Give him a listen) We had some fun playing around with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and trying to keep it implied. I think we all laughed until we hurt that night.

Thanks to my Fanshawe student Majid for assisting that night.

Every match starts with a bump

Defending the flying arm bar

Hip toss

Arm bar

Triangle choke

- 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.

Athletic Nudes with Rachel

I had a great time photographing Rachel who is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and a butcher. Her fight name almost writes itself. We got lots of good pictures and she was in really nice shape. Abs were brought out and photographed.

Thanks to my latest Fanshawe student Lisa for helping out.

Showing core strength

Flexibility

Great back and lats

- 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.

Munda Jiu Jitsu Seminar and Grading

Chris Lee Byrne of Munda Jiu Jitsu invited me down to photograph their seminar and grading with Professor Josh Russell. Munda Jiu Jitsu has been around for a few years in London, ON and is one of the most active gyms in London for competing, both in MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Professor Josh Russell

Josh Russell explains the technique

Owner and head trainer Chris Lee Byrne

Chris earned a stripe on his brown belt.

Fitness Shoot with Sara

Sara was the last customer I had at the old studio. We had shot together before while working with VVV Fight Co. Sara is a blue belt in BJJ under Topp Performance. Sara wanted to show off her strong, maintainable, athletic physique. So has a good combination of muscle, cardio and flexibility.

Great v shape.

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