From Alyssa Coppelman’s story for Slate:
With January halfway gone and exercise resolutions fading rapidly, a look at photographer Brian Finke’s series on bodybuilding contests, “Most Muscular” might resuscitate your desire to pump iron. Or, it might not.
Finke began work on the project when he was assigned to photograph the Mr. Olympia competition in Las Vegas for Men’s Journal in 2003, “when Arnold was still involved,” Finke says via email. “At the time my first book entitled ‘2-4-6-8: American Cheerleading & Football Players’ had just been released, and I was getting all these assignments to cover the behind the scenes of sporting events, just roaming around backstage, getting right next to the athletes, capturing all the emotions involved to get a sense of the characters.”