mark ruddick photography

Bodyscapes with Caroline (NSFW)

I shot with Caroline a couple of weeks ago doing bodyscapes. She posed great and we got some really solid images. I’m really impress with what you can do with a talented model and a $90 speedlight.

Really nice core image.

Beautiful torso, standing.

First time trying this pose

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work. 

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.


Fitness Photoshoot with John

I had the pleasure of photographing John, who finished first in his class (Masters) and then went on to win the overall title at the CPA Octoberfest Natural Classic. At 49 he won the overall which is really impressive. We did a good set of studio images highlighting his physique.

Jeans and shirt a classic look

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work. 

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.



Athletic Nudes with Michelle

My third time working with Michelle was on Labour Day weekend. She always comes in with great conditioning. This time we shot at a hotel room, just to change things up. I lit the shoot with a couple of speedlights and we boomed one out for hard overhead lighting.

Playing with perspectives.

Full body flex

Showing off the large muscles in the back.

Arms and back.

- 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.

London Open BJJ Tournament

I got to cover the London Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament last weekend. It was an extremely well run tournament and finished over an hour ahead of schedule. I was asked to capture the tournament and not just the fights, which is a little challenging for me as I’m usually hyper-focused on the fights. Below are the images I got for the day. I’m looking forward to covering their super fight series in November.

Two kids having a lot of fun competing.

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work. 

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.

The Athletic Nude Project

August 2015 - September 2019

Thank you,

As the Athletic Nude project ends I want to acknowledge all of the participants. Thank you so much for trusting me with your image and collaborating on this photo series.

I will still occasionally create images in this style, but on commission only. It has been a great time making all of these images and I have memories to last a lifetime.

It just seemed like the right time to wrap the project up. It started in a boxing ring years ago and the sat on the shelf for many, many months until I picked it up again. Sometimes I shot many athletes in a month or in a week and other times it was months in between shoots. I’ve had athletes come from as far as Saskatchewan and Alabama for the project. I remember each shoot and each one was a little different. I’m proud of the work and am looking for a gallery opportunity to show it off in a print format.

Below are images from each of the shoots I have done.

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 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.

Fitness with Rohan

Rohan from ReFromFitness came down after his last show to work with me. This guys is an inspiration to all of us IT guys out there. He placed first in the Masters Men’s Physique at his show. We split the session between Showtyme Fitness and my studio.

Super Hero Pose

IT professional and fitness competitor Rohan Miller

Using the lights to highlight his physique

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work. 

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.

Fitness Photoshoot with Natalee

I had a great time shooting with Natalee at the studio and gym. She was in great shape and posed really well. There were 100’s of good pictures from the shoot and I think we are planning on shooting again soon.

Great core strength in the gym.

Showing off her abs from the front.

Great pose.

Simple pose in studio.

End of the shoot.

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work. 

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.



Fitness Shoot with Denise and Jim

I had Denise and Jim in at Showtyme Fitness last month. Great couple, super nice, hard working. They have spent the last few years getting into great shape. It’s a really inspirational story. We did both couple and solo work. The client had the following to say about our session.

Mark was fantastic! He came highly recommended by people in the fitness industry for the photographer to have for your photo shoot. Mark was super helpful in answering any of my questions, suggesting poses for pictures, and overall knowledge of what angle would look best to get that perfect shot. He was super friendly, engaging and made you feel totally comfortable during the whole session. I love how he plays with lighting and angles to just change your pose ever so slightly, which makes for a crazy shot in the end. I highly recommend Mark.

Jim showing off his strength.

Great pose and intensity

Nice posed picture in the gym

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work. 

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.

Boxing Show at Warriors Boxing and Fitness

Saturday night we had another amateur boxing show at Warriors Boxing and Fitness, sanctioned by Boxing Ontario. 12 good bouts including my 600 fight photographed. It was a good night. Main event fighter Leo Kamara won his fight against a skilled opponent. I was feel nostalgic and the lighting wasn’t great so I decided to go with a black and white treatment of the event.