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.


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

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

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

  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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