Paul Calver and Gem Fletcher Explore the Athletic Form in Bodies

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 23, 2014
References: paulcalver.cc & itsnicethat
Photographer Paul Calver and art director Gem Fletcher have partnered up for 'Bodies,' a project that explores the variety of body types typically seen throughout different athletic disciplines. The pair profiled a martial artist, sumo wrestler, body builder, boxer and a runner, to showcase what they refer to as "the perfectly imperfect form of an athlete's body."

The photographs depict bodies that have been propelled to their absolute limits, though those limits are manifested in different ways.

Whether it be the ample weight of the sumo wrestler, the brawny muscles rippling underneath the taut skin of the boxer or the coltish, wiry profile of the runner, each body is a testament to extreme skill, unparalleled discipline and dedication.