ARTIST SERIES

Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 1)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #1)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 09)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #9)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 14)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #14)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 16)
Untitled (Bodybuiling #16)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 20)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #20)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 17)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #17)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 24)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #24)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 18)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #18)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 25)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #25)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 36)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #36)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 38)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #38)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 43)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #43)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 50)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #50)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 48)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #48)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 53)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #53)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 49)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #49)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 104)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #104)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 55)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #55)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 6)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #6)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 78)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #78)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 77)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #77)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 93)
Untitled (Bodybuilding #93)
Brian Finke, Untitled (Bodybuilding 73)
Untitled (Bobybuilding #73)

Artist, Brian Finke, spent nearly two years photographing male and female bodybuilders at both professional and amateur competitions. As with his earlier work, Finke transforms what might be a standard photojournalistic project into something much more complex and wholly unique. In many ways, Bodybuilding is a direct continuation of the artist’s earlier interest in and exploration of athleticism — the pageantry and ritual, in addition to the artifice and irony of diversity within uniformity. At its most fundamental, this project comments upon our society’s obvious obsession with the body and appearances. Finke’s subjects have taken cultural standards of beauty to heart, and then pushed them beyond all comprehensible limits. Yet, without judgement or reproof (and instead with lighthearted humor), Finke opens our eyes to the inanity of our own obsessions.

Work by Brian Finke

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