Well, due to a sync error on my iPhone I lost the actual photos of the receipt and burger but had posted this one shot to twitter before so this will be the ‘evidence’ of my 37th In-n-Out burger which was in Las Vegas. Since it was just after prejudging at the 2010 NPC USAs, Gail Auerbach, a female bodybuilder that I know also made it over to this In-n-Out which was just a couple blocks away from the venue where the competition was happening. This trip was also Steve Schibelli’s first trip to an In-n-Out and so it was Steve, myself, James Cook and Annie Rivieccio chomping on burgers. Gail just came in and ordered and hung out with us while she ordered before she was on her way!
Usually at the bodybuilding shows I cover, I have to shoot a certain way which is my standard style but adapted to physique photography. However, I’ve been wanting to do a little more when I have time to shoot something a bit more conceptual and since I’ve worked a lot with Lori we decided to try something a bit different. I still was shooting with deadlines and time limitations but I wanted to have this sort of mysteriously muscular woman theme for this part of the shoot. Not sure if it works, but I kinda like it…
I get asked a lot about the physique photography that I do and I decided to put together a slideshow of the recent work I’ve shot. I’ll keep adding to it here so obviously it’s pretty long now, but if you are interested in my work please get in touch. I am available for assignments, commercial work and have done numerous private shoots as well. Rates vary so email me to find out more! Most of my work is of female bodybuilders, fitness athletes and models and my style (which always evolves) is shown in the slideshow above.
So today I finally got to check out “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” which I’ve had an interest in since a few friends are in it and since I do a lot of work in the fitness and bodybuilding industry, is somewhat related to my work. The documentary is really well done and gives a very balanced view on the issue of steroid use and especially why people may use them and the implications within America and the American way of life.
The first screen grab above is of my friend Brenda “B” Smith talking about gear and her daughter Aubrey is there too. Some of the more interesting parts of the film included the screen grab below talking about the evolution of the action figure in America and how muscular the current ones are compared to those in the past. I remember my first Han Solo was skinny and normal looking like the real Harrison Ford, but the new ones I saw were all buffed out – WTF?!
Another enlightening moment was related to the Olympics and specifically the 1988 Seoul Olympics and Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis. Everyone knows or has probably heard about Johnson being stripped of his gold medal due to failing a doping test, but what I didn’t know was that Carl Lewis failed some USOC doping tests for banned substances and they show a letter he received from the USOC ejecting him from the Olympic Team for the 1988 Olympics. Of course we all know he was there so you can take from that what you will. I’m not surprised that our country would let him go, since we as a society seem to value winning more than ethics in so many parts of our culture. Continue reading Bigger, Stronger, Faster review→