Looking behind-the-scenes at bodybuilding competitions in Scandinavia, Mirror takes readers into a world where the reflections in the mirror are never good enough. The heavily pumped bodies evoke both fascination and horror and the athletes know it. The sprinter must race against time, the weightlifter must contend with weights but the bodybuilder has only a mirror.
Through the lens of a photographer who is fascinated by the bodybuilder's passion and , Mirror presents photographs that delve deep into the culture of this unique sport and lifestyle.
Award-winning Danish photographer Joachim Ladefoged has worked as a professional photographer since 1991 and is a member of the international photo agency VII. Today his photography appears in magazines such as The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Newsweek and TIME.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Joachim Ladefoged
PUBLICATION DATE: July 2008