As a former athlete my work studies representations of the athlete in various states. My goal is to focus on the grace and strength of these individuals while they perform the motions specific to their sport. Being a former athlete and sports photographer helps to guide my vision, to look for specific positions that aren’t ordinarily seen or noticed, but are beautiful nonetheless. Without the ball or equipment necessary for the individuals sport the focus lies solely on the abstract motions of the athlete.
Ascension, is inspired by sculpture and classical painting, in particular the Baroque period. Artists such as Caravaggio and Gericault influence the stark contrast of the lighting, to put emphasis on the movements, grace, tensions and emotions of the athletes.
Artist: Jon Henry // www.jonhenryphotography.com