The year is young – and your commitment to fitness and that new you for the year has begun to fade. Time then to see what you could become if you persevere with photographer Brian Finke’s series on bodybuilding contests. In Most Muscular, Finke, who started his project when he photographed the Mr. Olympia competition in Las Vegas for Men’s Journal magazine in 2003, shows us the body beautiful at full stretch.
He travelled the US for two years, showing competitors, both professional and amateur, getting ready behind the scenes, striking their best poses and getting their glutes oiled and made-up.
“At the time my first book entitled 220.127.116.11: American Cheerleading & Football Players had just been released, and I was getting all these assignments to cover the behind the scenes of sporting events, just roaming around backstage, getting right next to the athletes, capturing all the emotions involved to get a sense of the characters.”
All images via Clamp Art
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