Photographs by Martin Schoeller.
Pond Press, 2008. 96 pp., 63 color illustrations., 10¾x13".
Female Bodybuilders is the second monograph by contemporary artist and photographer Martin Schoeller. Schoeller is considered a contemporary master of portrait photography. Since 1999, Martin Schoeller has been contracted by The New Yorker to capture portraits of the most recognized personalities of our time. Through this and other magazines, he has photographed President Bill Clinton, Barak Obama, Tom Wolfe, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, and many others.
In this work, he turns his unique style to female body builders. In Schoeller’s words: “with Female Bodybuilders, I am trying to show the vulnerability that I see and feel in the subjects when I am with them, to get to the complex emotions behind a mask of extreme physical expression. These women mirror our modern cultural hunger for size, aggression, and attention at any cost. We are in the age of Bigness.” This limited print-run monograph is a must-have for collectors of contemporary art and photography.
About the Limited Edition
The limited edition is published in a single edition of 80 copies. Each edition comes with a photographic print signed and numbered. Each book is also signed and numbered and is contained in an archival slipcase.