An afternoon with EJ “Pow” Parris – Studio Photography

Welcome to 2015 everyone!

For this first post of the year, I would like to introduce you to Olympic athlete EJ “Pow” Parris with whom I spent a great afternoon exploring different styles and lighting setups. Portrait of a truly genuine, smart and fun character…

EJ Pow Parris, Studio Photography

Let’s clarify one thing first as some of you may wonder: none of the muscles in these photos have been edited, enhanced or modified in any way. These are just the results of years of hard training at the highest level combined with an appropriate diet/lifestyle.

I first met EJ during a Georgie Magazine event in downtown Edmonton in early December 2014. The second I saw him I knew that I had to photograph him. Not only was his physical appearance truly impressive but he also had this unique energy and personality that I knew I wanted to capture.

EJ has been involved in sports his whole life and participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Team Canada’s 4x100m relay. His unique power and explosivity on the track earned him the “Pow” nickname from his training partners. Now natural pro bodybuilder and trainer, EJ uses his personal experience as a professional athlete to train other clients and athletes at Powered by Parris. “Pow” also makes a difference in the lives of youth and athletic groups in Edmonton by giving advice and motivational speeches as he is very familiar with both the physiological and psychological challenges of strength training.

Overall we had a great afternoon and I hope to have captured on camera not only his physical strength but also his fun and unique personality…

EJ Pow Parris - Studio Photography - Edmonton, AB Photo: Christophe Benard Photography - Edmonton Commercial Photographer
EJ Pow Parris - Studio Photography - Edmonton, AB Photo: Christophe Benard Photography - Edmonton Commercial Photographer

EJ Pow Parris - Studio Photography - Edmonton, AB Photo: Christophe Benard Photography - Edmonton Commercial Photographer

EJ Pow Parris - Studio Photography - Edmonton, AB Photo: Christophe Benard Photography - Edmonton Commercial Photographer

EJ Pow Parris - Studio Photography - Edmonton, AB Photo: Christophe Benard Photography - Edmonton Commercial Photographer

EJ Pow Parris - Studio Photography - Edmonton, AB Photo: Christophe Benard Photography - Edmonton Commercial Photographer

EJ Pow Parris - Studio Photography - Edmonton, AB Photo: Christophe Benard Photography - Edmonton Commercial Photographer

EJ Pow Parris - Studio Photography - Edmonton, AB Photo: Christophe Benard Photography - Edmonton Commercial Photographer

EJ Pow Parris - Studio Photography - Edmonton, AB Photo: Christophe Benard Photography - Edmonton Commercial Photographer

EJ Pow Parris - Studio Photography - Edmonton, AB Photo: Christophe Benard Photography - Edmonton Commercial Photographer

EJ Pow Parris - Studio Photography - Edmonton, AB Photo: Christophe Benard Photography - Edmonton Commercial Photographer

EJ Pow Parris - Studio Photography - Edmonton, AB Photo: Christophe Benard Photography - Edmonton Commercial Photographer

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