physique

Athletic Nudes with Tanya

Physique competitor Tanya came to the studio to take part in the Athletic Nude series. She had incredibly dense muscles that showed perfectly on camera. We did a lot of powerful poses to show off the different muscle groups. She was a real pleasure to photograph.

Back and leg flex

Rear Double Bicep

Back and shoulders

- 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 Photo Shoot with IFBB Pro Amanda Smith

IFBB Pro Amanda Smith came into the studio last month. Amanda was 10 days out from her pro debut. Amanda had really nice size and symmetry. We captured some powerful images in a short time.

Female bodybuilder flexes her back.

Abs and arms

95 pound arm curl flexing the shoulders and arms

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

Fitness Weekend

The Ontario Physique Association is holding the Natural Provincial Championships in London, ON this weekend. It is a busy weekend for me as I am having 15 people come through the studio this weekend for shoots, including a number of competitors I have shot before. It is an exciting time and I'm looking forward to it. 

Below are a couple of pictures from last year's fitness weekend.

Mary Valid

Marcin

France Berube

Tank Fitness

Fitness Shoot with Mary Valid

Mary is going to the 2016 IFBB International Events Qualifier through the CBBF. Best of luck to Mary, who is an awesome person and fierce competitor. I can wait to hear that she's punched her pro card. She came down from Toronto to shoot with me at Old East Village Fitness and we got some great images. I can't wait to work with her again soon. In addition to her big muscles being huge and defined, it was her small connecting muscles which really stood out for me. She's going to bring a really great package this weekend in Moncton, best of luck.

Men's Fitness Photography with Damiano

I had a great fitness shoot with Damiano just after his second place finish at the OPA Stephaine Worsfold Classic in London, ON. We shot at Powerhouse Training Systems. He was awesome to shoot with and really stood out from the other competitors with his beard.

Fitness Shoot

A few more with fitness model Samuel. I'm looking forward to working with him on some more projects in the near future.

Post Show Ads

I've been working on a series of ads to book some more fitness work. Many of my friends have been sharing the first one on Facebook. I'm going to be working with Ontario Muscle (Instagram: OntarioMuscle) to get the word out. Each ad features one of my fitness pictures. I'm looking forward to shooting with a lot of new people as well as seeing my old friends again this summer.

To check out the special go to www.markruddick.com/may