Photographer Mark Ruddick Explore The Strength, Flexibility, And Power Of Human Body In His Portraits. The Athletic Implied series is an exploration of the human body under muscle stress— understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Clean backgrounds, hard lighting, and black & white photography work together to eliminate distractions and highlight the muscle groups and figure of my subjects.
Beginning with Mixed Martial Artists and Boxers, I have developed my technique to capture rapidly firing muscle groups at high speed in front of the lens. The resulting instinct for timing fight photography has lead to an ability to freeze my subjects at the peak of their motion. Discovering a better understanding of the human form with this project has transitioned into my commercial fitness work, maximizing composition and positioning to best showcase the human form.
I have been working on this personal project slowly over the last couple of years and have met incredible people from all over. I am a photographer working out of London, Ontario, Canada and I primarily photograph fitness and fights.
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Photo Credits: Photographs by Mark Ruddick and used with permission.