Watching gifted athletes doing what they’ve trained to do is of course impressive in its own right, but have you ever stopped to look at the sheer beauty of the movement? Professional or amateur, the grace of their movement and environment can be an incredible artistic expression.
I’ve gone through thousands of portraits, conceptual (composited) advertising images, and even live events to pull images from a handful of truly inspirational photographers that are creating images that capture the intensity of their subjects — beautifully showcasing their pain, grace, strength, and vanity of their chosen sport.
Luke Shadbolt – Sydney, Australia
Photo: ©Luke Shadbolt
Dewey Nicks – Los Angeles, California
Photo: ©Dewey Nicks
Lorenz Holder – Münich, Germany
Photo: ©Lorenz Holder
Dean Treml – Zürich, Switzerland
Photo: ©Dean Treml
Patrick Rochon -Montreal, Quebec
Photo: ©Patrick Rochon
Nadav Kander – London, United Kingdom
Photo: ©Nadav Kander
Martín Sigal – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Photo: ©Martín Sigal