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The body has many functions and interpretations. Various communities have been formed whose members are stimulated and committed to displaying their bodies. Upon entrance into these tightly knit circles, there are competitions that determine the perfect members. Line up, walk, display, judge.

The world of bodybuilding consists of individuals from diverse backgrounds, all interested in meeting the demands of an idolized physique. Using weightlifting, diet, tanning and oils, the bodies within this industry may seem extraordinary and exaggerated to the outside world.

Through photography, I am interested in capturing the tradition of bodybuilding and the competitive, robust nature of the shows. Through artistic speculation of this extreme practice, I hope to bring question to all the radical and conservative practices we partake in to reach an ideal.

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