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Martin Schoeller's “Female Bodybuilders”

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Nov 15, 2008 • References: pondpress and boingboing.net
The subjects of Martin Schoeller’s forthcoming book “Female Bodybuilders” are an imposing bunch. More muscle-bound than most men, these females push their bodies--and traditional notions of femininity--to the limit.

The photo gallery of female bodybuilders in Martin Schoeller’s book are shocking to some and beautiful to others. Schoeller’s photography captures the diverse personalities of these women in a way that no fitness competition could.

And while many people think of androgyny and gender disassociation when they encounter female bodybuilders, “Female Bodybuilders” showcases both the inner and outer strength of the women photographed.