Using Hollywood lighting, one photographer transforms everyday joes into amazing athletes

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 13 January 2015

All it took was a homemade rain machine and $20K in lighting equipment to transform everyday people into super athletes. Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong snapped these pictures after the company SmugMug wanted pictures of their employees ‘doing something sporty’ so they could place the photos in the company gym.

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Forget what you thought about getting old, these senior athletes defy expectations

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Saturday 12 July 2014

Who says that you have to stop being active when you get old? You’re as old as you feel and if you want to swim rivers, jump hurdles and wrestle grizzly bears when you’re an octogenarian, then you go ahead and do it! The elderly people in these images are certainly breaking the mould. Minneapolis-based […]

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Athletes pose with their daily food intake

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Photographer Umit Bektas took this series of pictures for Reuters that shows some of the world’s most celebrated athletes posing with their daily intake of food. Warning: it’s a crazy spread. Just looking makes us hungry. Athletes sure eat a lot.

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Surrealist London Olympics posters by Oli Kellett

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By Davide Luciano in New Art on Thursday 3 May 2012

As the 2012 London Olympics are fast approaching, Oli Kellett has created a series of athletes that would surely have its share of world records. Each member of Team Vodkovia has been given surrealist proportions to exaggerate physical characteristics. Each athlete’s body is reshaped to enhance their natural talents.

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