Michael Boyd… hashtag WEAPON!!! Thanks for a very cool shoot today and best of luck at MuscleMania this weekend big fella! A big shout out to CrossFit Torian for yet again giving me a sweet space to do my thing!
It’s fair to say that Tammie Sarkozy blew me away today at our shoot… This woman’s body is a work of art! Tam’ is 3 weeks out from the Musclemania Universe Comp’ in the Figure Pro Division, held in Florida… Tam’ was awarded her Pro Card in 2012 during Musclemania, Figure America, Figure Division where she took 1st place! This will be Tam’s 8th show after taking 1.5yrs off competing, to do some body reconstruction… And the reno’ is looking insane!!! This is proof, ladies, that women with muscle ARE HOT!!!
A special thanks to Zack Williams and Simon Colley of Gym Cartel – Newstead for giving us the perfect space to capture some pretty rad pics today! You boys are 2 of the best in the business, and Gym Cartel is testament to that!
P.S. You also have 2 of the best beards in the business!
After a little break, the SportsMed sponsored WOD Dogs project has resumed with one awesome little family. Gregg and An Wilson of (the very new and very kick-ar$e) CrossFit Dux, and their two Samoyeds; Bear and Sai, happily gave up some of their weekend to pull off some funky, cute and athletic poses in front of the camera (something a little foreign to Gregg, given he is an extremely talented photographer himself and is usually the one taking the pics – You can check out his rad work >>HERE<<)… This dynamic duo LOVE CrossFit and LOVE their dogs… A fitting combination of passions, and the reason they were a ‘no-brainer’ to be a part of this project. Here’s a little sneak peek at some of what we got up to:
We don’t need to wish you luck J-Lai. Only congrats in advance! For those who don’t know, Jessica Lai (pictured) is one amazingly talented olympic weightlifter and will be throwing some heavy sh!t around this weekend at the AWF Commonwealth Games Trials on the Gold Coast. If you were looking for something to do this weekend (J-Lai lifts Saturday morning), the Mercure Resort is where this pocket rocket and other top lifters from across the country will be strutting their stuff!
Sometimes your training takes you to dark places… Those places in the far corners of your mind where you learn the most about your mental fortitude and capacity to grind in the presence of pain, where every breath is conscious, and your focus is pure and direct… That’s where you need to take yourself, and become comfortable with, if you want to succeed. And that one day when you do… It will be as sweet as meditation…
This morning was spent with 2 extroadinary humans and their little canine pack, at one of the coolest boxes on the Gold Coast. I am talking about the very aesthetic Clay’ and Revie Schulz, their 3 pooches; Rhino, Tank and Peach, and their biz; CrossFit Babes Miami!
Clay’ and Revie were never not going to be a part of the WOD Dogs project… Both are avid dog lovers and animal welfare advocates, and if their dogs could speak, they would be up for ‘Parent of the Year’ nominations!
I don’t want to give too much away in this forum, as these guys have a beautiful story and I hope the images do their tight knit family justice. Here is a sneak peek at some of the images I captured today:
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee… The greatest man to ever live.