Small Moments In Weightlifting

Weightlifting is a sport that requires emotional control and mental energy.  Being able to regulate emotions while lifting is often overlooked.  

There are small moments between lifts where a weightlifter is so deeply focused, that the environment around them is drowned out, almost a blur.  Blocking out external stimuli is part of any good training, as well as knowing when to become aggressive without letting it consume you.  

Small moments of catching an athlete with their guard down is why weightlifters make for beautiful photographs.   Moments of "focusing" between lifts are my absolute favorite to capture.  

These photos taken a few months back and looking forward to photographing many more athletes very soon!