Women of the Circle

Throwing sports such as Hammer, Discus, and Shotput are among the oldest sports of the Olympic games and date back to Olympia, Greece 776 BC. These incredible athletes are continuously overlooked and under appreciated so I took it upon myself to team up with some of the United States best throwers to showcase their strength and perseverance in a unique and heroic way. These images are dedicated to those athletes who compete for themselves and continue to push the envelope of their respective disciplines.

Me and the crew flew out to Houston to meet up with Gwen Berry, Whitney Ashley, and Raven Saunders aka The Women of the Circle. We worked through the night capturing them as they went through each one of their disciplines. We used a Canon 5Ds and primes, Profoto Pro 10s with twin heads.

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