Following each weights program, Evolving Physiques gives participants the opportunity to participate in a photoshoot, to showcase their hard work and celebrate their achievements. This year we had Kate, from Kate Stravrov Photography, come to EP to shoot us in our element, and I decided I was going to go all out this time.
In my previous shoots, I have chosen themes which match the kind of activities I am doing at the time of the photos (cycling, pole dancing, meditating) or that tie in with the theme of my program (such as my shoot with the Jolly Roger - you can read more about the symbolism behind this shoot here). This time, with my theme for the last few programs I have taken part in being The Winter Soldier, and the focus being on building muscle and gaining #wintersoldierarms, I decided to pay homage to that and include it in my shoot.
My cousin, Zoe (from Zoe Jane Make Up) is a professional make-up artist with some experience in special effects make-up, and I asked her if she could paint my left arm into a likeness of the Winter Soldier's titanium arm from The Winter Soldier and Civil War. She was up for the challenge and worked for three whole hours on Saturday morning getting me ready, then even made my face look amazing! My hair was done by Yeliz, who has done my hair and make-up for many a photoshoot before, and I was delighted with the results: I felt a bit like a celebrity (I confess) being pampered and painted.
The the edited photos came back, and I was staggered by the incredible results.
And, of course, I had to wear my custom made Winter Soldier Pleasers from Toes On Pointe.
You don't find the willpower - you create it.
Me With No Apologies.