Tomasz Gudzowaty's Portraits of Awesome Athleticism


Beautifully captured photos that depict almost superhuman abilities. Polish photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty likes to travel the world in search of practitioners of various martial arts, acrobatics, and other non-mainstream sports. Photos after the jump.

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Born in Poland in 1971, Tomasz Gudzowaty earned a degree in law at the University of Warsaw. He became interested in black and white photography and started out doing nature photography which later turned into social-documentary focusing more on sports and athletics that are non-commercial, exotic, and particularly non-mainstream like yoga, kung-fu, acrobatics, and so on…

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His works have been published in numerous magazines and has won multiple awards. In this series, his compositions are carefully captured and the freeze frame action visuals look stunning, almost inhuman. I can’t even do a headstand or a leg split. Story of my life. What about you guys? Do you have any awesome physical feats? Do you have any photos to share? The comments section is open.

written by nyebe on 2012-01-03 in #news #film #athletics #martial-arts #black-and-white #tomasz-gudzowaty #features #photos


  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    The look on that little girl's face while doing a split says it all!

  2. moodification
    moodification ·

    @neanderthalis: Indeed! I prefer to stay human ;-))

  3. crookedlens
    crookedlens ·

    Im sruggling channel sufing, true determination and dicpline.

  4. smalldeadlysloth
    smalldeadlysloth ·

    I love this kind of photography, I caught some Judo Kata on a ISO 1600.... hoping it turns out.

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