Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's all about Drama

I heart faces is having a 'dramatic black and white' contest this week. This subject can be interpreted so many ways, but I love this image below for many reasons. First of all, I think the lighting and angle are dramatic in and of themselves. But what I find more dramatic is the unexpected femininity that accompanies such a muscular physique. For those of you new to my blog, Ryall is a body builder and she is extraordinarily talented and beautiful. And what I learned on our shoot is that she only lasts that pumped up for a few days while she is competing. Moments after we finished our shoot, she gulped gallons of water and tucked into a plateful of treats, and her crazy orange spray tan had already started peeling off. And what shocked me even more was that when I photographed her wedding a couple months later, she was had transformed into a  little bird-like creature (albeit still very toned) that you would never believe had been so ripped with muscles only weeks before. Ryall is an inspiration.


There are a ton of entries this week so be sure to check out some of the 1200 plus great images others have  submitted - such a fun community.

6 comments:

  1. Drama indeed! She looked like a statue at first. I love lighting and the tones.

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  2. This is just beautiful and so artful!! Love love your style!!!

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  3. wow, this is REALLY something! amazing shot! definitely full of drama!

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  4. Thank you Sacha! But it is YOU that is the inspiration. It was an honor to work with you. XX

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