The 'Beautiful Bodies' Series Captures Bodybuilders of Varying Ages

 - May 9, 2014
References: agnieszkarayss & featureshoot
'Beautiful Bodies' is a photo series that captures photos of well-oiled bodybuilders. The bodybuilders in the photos are both male and female, and range from young adults to older ones. The photos show the bodybuilders posing either alone or in groups in front of a dark, shadowy background.

The photos capture the obsession for perfection that drives bodybuilders and gym-goers for much of their lives, despite the implicit understanding that perfection is actually unattainable.

Beautiful Bodies photos urge viewers to ask if their obsession with their own bodies is based on the idea that external perfection equals internal perfection. These questions and many others about body image obsession are asked in the Beautiful Bodies series, the work of photographer Agnieszka Rayss.