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Photo Finish: 10 Surreal Bodies

What happens when you take insanely athletic bodies and place them in dreamscapes? These photographic fitness fantasies, including NFL star Doug Martin and our own Jamie Eason.

My mission is to take the traditional idea of a fitness image in a different direction, one that embodies the passion and dedication of my subjects. These athletes are very real. They have dedicated their lives to fitness or their chosen sport. I pose and light these amazing physiques in a way that allows me to tell a story. Regardless of their fantastical backdrop, the athletes have invested the sweat and the hours needed to look this way. They pushed the iron. They stuck to their diet. They went the extra mile. Here are their destinations.

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Greg Sims was born and raised in the dynamic beach culture of Southern California. From an early age, he was heavily influenced visually by Hollywood.

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RPullen

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RPullen

Anyone can look great under digital enhancements... I appreciate the art of it, but this isn't motivating.

Nov 12, 2012 5:32pm | report
 
SugarNation

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Motivation, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. Appreciate your engagement with the content, as well as your feedback.

Nov 12, 2012 5:44pm | report
jcl17

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@ RPullen Anyone can look great under digital enhancements? Are you kidding me? Do obese or overweight people look "great" under digital enhancements? I think not. Some of them may not have been the most surreal bodies that I have ever seen, but they worked their ***** off for the bodies that they have, and THAT is supposed to be the motivation, not the 6-pack or 8-pack abs that you see, dime a dozen on this site.

Nov 12, 2012 6:35pm | report
Faust24

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Faust24

Have to agree with RPullen, everything looks fake. If I wanted to see photoshop'd pictures I would go get a magazine.

Nov 12, 2012 6:48pm | report
Thermal69

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Thermal69

Agreed

Nov 13, 2012 10:25am | report
gunner6903

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gunner6903

Easy Pullen. Dont get your panties in a bunch big guy.

Nov 13, 2012 1:39pm | report
Viktor7

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Viktor7

Looking good in a photoshopped swimsuit is one thing. Being able to swim as good as you look is another. Got plenty of great looking girls in swim suits at swim practice. It's way more sexy if they actually are athletic and are able to swim fast.

Nov 13, 2012 4:35pm | report
HotStrawberry

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HotStrawberry

While I agree these people featured here have great physiques, you can digitally enhance a less-than-stellar one. Just look at any magazine picture of Christina Aguilera, they manage to remove about 40 pounds from her physique.

Nov 12, 2012 6:46pm | report
 
Redflower08

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hello! Agree!

Nov 14, 2012 8:12am | report
missladyj

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missladyj

I'm trying to figure out how some of the scrawny women that make these listings are considered 'surreal'. Thought this was a bodybuilding site? Where are the beautiful women who actually LIFT??

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MaxwellGuns

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MaxwellGuns

Jamie Eason?

Nov 13, 2012 6:19pm | report
00Gymrat00

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00Gymrat00

Except for Jamie Eason whose body cannot really be seen here the rest do look scrawny

Nov 19, 2012 6:47am | report
steventealy

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steventealy

This would be motivating if it wasn't so silly looking. This reminds me of the Avatar "creatures." Make me a "Digital Mr. Universe" too.

Nov 12, 2012 8:42pm | report
 
SugarNation

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SugarNation

He's a photographer, not a magician.

Nov 12, 2012 9:43pm | report
robdobbie

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robdobbie

owned.

Nov 13, 2012 2:12am | report
usa1

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usa1

People such as steventealy have the right to say what they think regardless whether we agree with his opinion or not. There is no need to make fun of anyone just cause his remarks does not fit the profile of others.

Nov 13, 2012 4:14am | report
usa1

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It does indeed go both ways you're right. I'm just asking for a little of respect in opinion difference, and not squandering insults while at it. Pointing at steventealy's physique as being mediocre and incapable of development is not something we should encourage, especially at a motivational bodybuilding site.

Nov 14, 2012 1:46pm | report
BSUBroncoGirl

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BSUBroncoGirl

Clearly you have not seen these athletes in person. These photos are amazing and so are these athletes. They truly represent them. The colors are enhanced yes, the physique is not. You should be motivated by them, the photos do not do their true appearance credit for their dedication.

Nov 12, 2012 9:16pm | report
 
230plus

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230plus

Great post. How true.

Nov 13, 2012 11:04am | report
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hicelee11

........well I think they are kind of awesome

Nov 12, 2012 10:07pm | report
 
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NiasBalata

nice photos

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squashclub

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squashclub

I would do anything for a profile pic with the last edit! amazing! great editing!

Nov 13, 2012 1:49am | report
 
Sickvtec101

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Sickvtec101

Ppl are soo uptight relax its the nice pics that make this a nice article....

Nov 13, 2012 5:38am | report
 
The Crush

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The Crush

You said it-people need to chill. Sadly, it takes almost no effort to complain about something, especially when it doesn't affect them.

It's a form of motivating art using athletes, nothing wrong with that. Will it be motivating for everyone? Probably not. Doesn't mean it's bad. Jeeeesh. C'mon people.

With the time and effort he put into creating these, I would say excellent job. Would go one step farther and say I wouldn't mind having them up in my training room or in the gym somewhere. Now there's an idea. Ha!

Nov 13, 2012 10:43am | report
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Thanks The Crush and Sickvtec101. I truly appreciate that.

Nov 16, 2012 7:00am | report
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