It’s possible I’m behind the crowd here (despite spending an unhealthy amount of time on the internet, trends do pass me by occasionally) but I wanted to take some time today to talk about two wonderful websites that had me rapt at the keyboard this week.
If you have the time (lots of time, this stuff is compelling) check out the slideshow.
Matter followed up Dancers Among Us with Athletes Among Us which, as you’d expect, is athletes doing their thing (and looking amazing while doing it).
I’m kinda in love.
Forget the photos of impossibly tiny girls with washboard abs over which is pasted a trite phrase, Matter’s photos are true fitspiration – muscular torsos doing what they’ve been trained to do. It’s testament to what the human body can achieve and extremely motivating for someone like me who finds it a struggle to do a decent back bend.
For me, these photos not only capture the pleasure of exercise but how great it is to simply be alive, to be vital and to be present.
I could look at them for hours..and then go to the gym.
Weigh in: Are you familiar with Matter’s work? What do you think of them? Which do you prefer Dancers or Athletes? Do you find these photos inspiring?