DEDICATION an enquiry into modern masculinity

 

The images shown are part of my work: DEDICATION an enquiry into modern masculinity.

Over a period of two years I have been working within combat and strength sports exploring dedication,
expression and spirit and, at the same time professionalism and confidence.

My subjects, often very successful sportsmen; Sebastian Szyszka, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion,
and arm-wrestling legend, current WAL World Champion, Devon Larratt represent a male ideal.

The images form a body of work about this ideal. In it I question stereotypes surrounding intelligence,
such as, is a muscular person is less intelligent. or is the gym a place for people who do not necessary belong
to the intellectual elite ?, and shows how passion together with dedication, determination and knowledge achieves goals.