My friend Sam is a body builder, and competes in a body competition every spring. His normal body weight outside of competition season is about 212 pounds. Sam typically cuts down about 30 pounds for competition, which means he’ll be down to about 180 pounds by competition day on May 10. We’ll be shooting 1-2 times a week all the way up until competition day, and then a week or two afterwords to document how his body and physique change throughout this process. Sam’s diet is extremely strict (as you could imagine), so be posting I’ll post a photo of what he typically eats in a day later on.
All of the camera settings, exposure ratios, and lighting will remain consistent throughout the process to really focus on the changes in his body. I also wont be doing any retouching to alter muscle definition or anything either. Just minimal exposure and contrast adjustments, sharpening and then black and white conversion.
Keep checking back to see the progress if you’re interested, and if you have any questions for either Sam or myself, feel free to tweet me at @sethlowephoto, or you can shoot me an email as well..
Sam Lott #1, Photographed Feb 19, 2014
Weight, 212 lbs.