Most Muscular

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Excerpts from Brian Finke’s photo seriesĀ Most Muscular. Finke spent two years documenting the characters and pageantry of competitive bodybuilding after being assigned to cover the Las Vegas “Mr. Olympia” competition in 2003. To me, the world of competitive bodybuilding has always felt so foreign and bizarre and yet weirdly compelling. This series captures the intriguing tensions between glamour and strength, machismo and femininity, and the idealized body vs. the grotesque. All images via


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