From L’Oeil de la Photographie:

After receiving a degree in sports medicine from Pepperdine University and then working as both a model and personal trainer, Luke Smalley (1955–2009) became fascinated with the archetype of the athletic American male, and sought to explore its more playful side. His compositions were inspired by early 20th-century fitness manuals and high school yearbooks. In his second monograph published by Twin Palms Publishers, Exercise at Home, Smalley returns to his native Pennsylvania to consider the small-town interiors and landscapes that are the settings for his portraits of young athletes.

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