Ruthie: Nike + Beats

Every athlete we photograph reminds us what dedication and strength really looks like. It's humbling to witness humans run and jump/fly like the superhumans that they are. After we pick our jaws up from the ground we then proceed to shoot as many frames as we can as fast as we can just hoping to capture at least one perfect moment of them in action.

Most athletes give you just raw power without any ability to dial it back. It's just not what they're trained to do. So it's always a huge relief when we get to work with an athlete who also happens to model. They know how to slow down, hold a pose - repeat a look on command. And because Ruthie is not only a boss in the gym, but a boss in front of the lens, we were able to walk away with a pile of some of our favorite athletic photos to date.


john towner