Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “bodybuilding photo shoot


A very memorable photo shoot with Sergi Constance. One of my all time favorite photographs I have taken.

Sergi Constance in the deseert near Palm Springs California

Gym Photo Shoots

I sure do miss my gym photo shoots. Maybe we can get back to doing them again before next year. But for now going back in my archives, and I have a lot! Here with my best buddy Natalie Lyle. Makeup and hair styling by her too. Natalie actually started with me some years back right out of makeup school.

Natalie Lyle In The Gym

Natalie Lyle in the gym

A Favorite Cover

I have had my share of covers; but this one always remains one of my very favorites. Maybe because of the back story about how it landed the cover and a multi-page feature just before deadline. With my longtime friend, bodybuilder Robert Hatch.

Want to shoot with me or have a photo or ad assignment? Send me a note and Thanks!


Fit At The Windfarm

One of my favorite photographs that I have ever shot. IFBB professional bodybuilder Tina Chandler after her appearance on stage at the prestigious Olympia in Las Vegas. Here in Palm Springs.

IFBB Proferssional Bodybuilder Tina Chandler in Palm Springs

Shoot With Me

Most of you know me from my extensively published work in Bodybuilding and Fitness. I have photographed and done video with some of the most famous as well the up and comers. To say the least my favorites include the incredible Ava Cowan; featured in magazines, ads and on stage at the Olympia and Arnold.

I would love to work with more of you, it is always great fun too. So whether it is for your own portfolio, your fitness career, your company ads, or magazine features; send me a note here or an e-mail to And Thanks!


Iron – The Best Supplement

My favorite supplement has always been Iron! Lifted, pushed, pulled, and curled. Typically in as much weight as I could handle. One of the reasons I have always liked Palm Springs Fitness Center as my gym… 150lb dumbbells. Always needed them for one arm back rows.

Pro Bodybuilder and United States Marine Xavisus Gayden​ from one of our photo shoots. Thanks!

Bodybuilders Xavisus Gayden working out during our photo shoot in the gym

From Singapore

Reaching around the world, it was wonderful to have Joan Liew and Augustine Lee from Singapore for their United States gym photo shoot with me right here at Palm Springs Fitness Center. Founders of the Fitness Factory Gym in 2005, they are both International Bodybuilding Champions and among the most respected and best known in the fitness business.

I am also the Social Media Manager for Palm Springs Fitness Center and you will be seeing my photography, some new video features and some fun on their Facebook page. So please check it our and “Like” it! Thanks! Palm Springs Fitness Center On Facebook

Joan Liew and Augustine Lee

Photo Shoots In The Gym

From one of my favorite gym photo shoots ever. My buddy Chris from a advertising shoot we did for a multi page brochure for

Chris LaCascia in the gym for an ad campaign for

Gym Shoot!

Been waiting to do your gym photo shoot with me? Time to get it going! To this day I am still one of the best known and most published bodybuilding and fitness photographers on the planet. Let’s do it! Send me an e-mail to Thanks!

Photographing Robert Hatch

Robert Hatch during a photo shoot which became the cover photo and multi page feature in Planet Muscle Magazine.

Just In Case

In case you forgot, one of my specialties is photographing incredibly gorgeous fit women. Way at the top of the list is the incredibly gorgeous and fit Sherry Goggin.

Sherry Goggin

Muscle Shower

You can have her for yourself! All 6 ft tall in her bare feet Natalie Lyle with the water running down her sculpted muscle body. A special print selection I am making available with her. Take a look and maybe Natalie is just the motivation you have been looking for! Click here…


Find Her Find Me

She is truly amazing in front of my cameras. As my often Makeup and Hair Stylist on my photo shoots she is incredibly talented. As my assistant at Muscle Beach, at 6 ft tall and gorgeous, she makes it really easy to find me. So when you look for me back stage in the workout “Pit” in the morning at check in, look for Natalie Lyle. I am the guy with the cameras next to her.

For the details and sign up for my photographing you at the huge Muscle Beach Show on Memorial Day weekend please click here. At the show or even if you are not doing the show for photo shoots that weekend, please take advantage of me. My photo shoot costs are usually at least ten times that what I charge for these Muscle Beach weekends. But you have to sign up ahead of time and ASAP before I book up. Thanks and click here…

Natalie Lyle

Vintage Muscle Beach!

Here it is! Only at the real Muscle Beach/Venice! Bringing back that wonderful look and feel of Vintage Swimsuit. I am planning to do some really cool photo shoots for this huge Memorial Day weekend happening. So if you are thinking of doing the show and are interested let me know ASAP. My e-mail is

Here are the competition details…

Swimsuit: 1pc. only “Vintage” (circa 1940-1950’s)
One Class for all heights
Poses: Front relaxed “fun” pose & side “over the shoulder”.
Shoes will be pumps, open or closed toe.
Vintage jewelry/hair accessories allowed.
No crossovers allowed to other classes.
The Muscle Beach Int’l Classic, Memorial Day, Monday May 30, 2016. Any competition questions, reach out to Joe Wheatley at


By the way, this is the only show anywhere that opens with a flyover by the United States Air Force! Top That!


Front And Center At Muscle Beach!

It is time and I am front and center! Proud To Support Muscle Beach, my banner hanging over that world famous place “Where Muscles Were Born”. I will be shooting the photographs at the big show on Monday Labor Day. If you want your photographs doing the show and back stage in the workout “Pit” you have to sign up. I also have one time slot left for your own personal mini photo shoot on Sunday for you or a couple. For more information and to sign up go to and Thanks! See you there!

Your Muscle Beach Photos, Time To Sign Up!

We are coming up on Labor Day Muscle Beach, Monday September 7th, the last bodybuilding and fitness show of this Summer at the place “Where Muscles Were Born”! If you are doing the show it is now time to get signed up for me to shoot your photographs on the stage and back stage in that famous workout “Pit” along the Venice Boardwalk. I also have one more open spot for a mini photo shoot with you or a couple on the day before the show on Sunday September 6th. That will be right there at world famous Venice Beach. So no time to wait! Thanks and here is the link for more information and to sign up!

Muscle Beach Is Just Like This!

Have you been to one of the Muscle Beach Bodybuilding & Fitness Shows over the Summer? It looks just like this! The greatest outdoor bodybuilding and fitness shows on the planet. The next is Labor Day, Monday September 7th! Be there!

And if you are doing the show you can have me photograph you on stage and backstage at this world famous location and in that world famous workout “Pit”. You can even have your own mini photo shoot for yourself or a couple the day before! But you have to sign up ahead of time and really soon! So here is the link for more information and to sign up. Don’t let it go by!  And Thanks!