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4 Comments

Griffith Bowen's picture

I like this a lot. Great work. I'm guessing you have more of these. I'd like to see one of her looking at the camera with the look of (I'm about to lift something heavy) I think it's is a 4 star from me.

I do have some of those, but (IMO) it's a less compelling image. The swinging hair as she's setting her hands brings energy and motion to an otherwise static / stagnant shot. If she were looking at the camera, it feels staged and posed. But also, if you look at the rest of my work, I have almost no photos of the subject looking at the camera, it's just a style thing. I think a lot of fitness work feels like "hey look, here's a photo of a strong person standing here," and I want to show people in action, and I'm a fly on the wall. Glad you dig the photo, thanks for the comment!

Griffith Bowen's picture

Good reply. I don't tend to have many looking at camera either. I've not done sports yet, but have my first booking, just waiting to set a date. I'd prefer "In the moment" photographs of it, since that's where the muscle definition really shines, and you are right about the whole looking at the camera. No problem, and I will look at your other work too.

Nelson Azevedo's picture

Her swinging her hair and looking over is key in this image.
Love all your work mate, super clean and punchy