From the article about work by Jen Davis at Dodho Magazine:
A physical transformation became the underlying theme of this series, which is what lead me away from myself. I began to make photographs of both female and male body builders whose identities are defined through the physical form of their bodies. Competitions are where I go to meet these women and men though I am not interested in photographing on stage, rather in environments surrounding the venue that can isolate the individual. In order to be competitive, these women must posses a certain type of subscribed beauty: tanned bodies, bedazzled bikini’s, stripper heels, a tons of make up and jewels, leaving little to no room for individuality.