Kickboxer after combat
• kickboxer after combat
Series Female Fighters British photographer Amelia Schafer, who has photographed more than 20 kickboxers immediately after the fight, and thus tried to show a different side of women's lives.
"Kickboxing has allowed me to understand that harms, and that helps in life. Not one thing has not provided such a huge positive impact on my adult life. " Odil, kickboxer.
Initially, my idea was to remove the portraits of women who engage in kickboxing, immediately after sparring. I wanted to catch them alive, deep energy and show the audience the other side of the lives of women different from that which we all used to watch every day.
Female Fighters participant of the project were the soldiers of the British in Brighton and the surrounding area. in pictures girl looking directly into the camera, making an impression that they need attention. I took pictures of characters, rejecting any attempt to sexualization, and eventually caught the purity of their emotions and the very essence of peace, achieved through the ability to control their aggression.
Shooting The result was exactly the same as it was planned, but usually the original concept while working anyway changing.
Photo - my instrument, with which I, on the one hand, explores how people represent the mainstream media, and on the other - trying to give a true picture of what is happening.
Up to 30 years, I have traveled a lot and have always tried to somehow fix everything interesting, what I see around. It was my way to make sense of the world and prove themselves.
Later, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree and then a master's and continuing to work in the tourism industry. But in 2010, gradually gone into the picture and since then building a career in this field, while engaging in commercial photography and personal projects.
I drew their attention to women fighters because I am interested to explore the stereotypes associated with women and their roles in society.
In addition to portraits, Female Fighters project includes interviews with each of the girls. In order to further provoke the audience to speak, or at least thinking about the stereotype of the female world, we placed pictures of characters in "unsuitable" for this place - next to the lingerie store or in front of a night club.