Saturday, February 28, 2015


I follow a lot of fitness models and athletes online for artistic/ aesthetic reasons, and general inspiration. One of them is Joe Delaney of - a young English trainer who describes himself as "personal trainer, hedonist, optimist, pancake enthusiast".

I was really fascinated by the downward cast of the face - and that the shadows looked very abstract on an otherwise straightforward body image. Up close it almost appears messed up in a Picasso-like abstraction.

The final piece measures 20"x40" and is composed of six layers. The off-axis shot is below.