Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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Gallery Show To Be Seen?

Kind of funny that people expect that because I typically am not interested in doing gallery shows that my work is not seen. More people have seen my photography in a month than most will be seen in their entire lifetime.

From bodybuilding and fitness to fashion and now aviation, my photographs have been in ads and magazine features, major newspapers, motion pictures, news broadcasts, brochures and billboards around the world.

This one is among my latest, a full wall size backlit display for the Palm Springs Air Museum at the Palm Springs International Airport. A few million people in a year will see this one. Thanks!

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Mr. Olympia Dog Training

Talking with Charles Glass last Sunday at the FitExpo about our ad shoot for Bodybuilding.com. A huge favorite for both of us that was in magazines and online for a couple of years.

Charles Glass, the most famous bodybuilding trainer in the world, alone in a gym training a dog. So much fun!

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FitExpo L.A. Fun

What it looked like at the FitExpo Los Angeles yesterday, Sunday. My most distributed photograph ever (millions and millions), Arnold’s stand in and body double walking in the crowd (my friend Roland Kickinger), and look for Newd Gym.


Open For Business 2018

OK! I am officially open for business again for 2018! Long time professional photographer in magazine and advertising extensively published around the world.

One of the most viewed and best known bodybuilding and fitness photographers. Fashion work from shoes to edgy nude, from designer to private commission. Also working extensively in aviation. Social Media manager for building and maintaining your business presence small and large.

Have something in mind for this new year? Send me a note, I would love to chat with you! Thanks! Ian@SecondFocus.com

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On To The Olympia And Arnold

He has gone on to stand on the stage of the prestigious Olympia and the Arnold Classic. Xavisus Gayden actually was first seen in bodybuilding magazines from a photo shoot he had with me at Palm Springs Fitness Center a few years back. Now a star in Men’s Physique, he is also to be saluted for being a United States Marine. Outstanding!

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Four Days In The Gym With Ava

One of my favorite photo shoots ever. Spending four days in a gym and evenings poolside photographing Ava Cowan. The best!

There is an actual purpose for all of those mirrors in the gym. Just like IFBB Figure Pro Ava is doing here. Watch your form, the movement of the muscles as you do your lifts. It will get you in touch with actually what is happening and also keep you doing things right.

Ava was here at Palm Springs Fitness Center week doing a photo shoot for a workout magazine series. One of the most respected and admired women in the fitness business. Thanks Ava Cowan!

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Fitness Journey Transformation

I photographed and wrote a monthly feature for Bobdyuilding.com in Iron Man Magazine about some wonderful people on their fitness journey. It went on for three years and this story with Juliet Banks was the last. But way up there as one of the most wonderful! Photographed at my favorite gym, Palm Springs Fitness Center. Thanks!

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Juliet Banks spent her time devoted to helping others with very special needs. And indeed her own family had very special needs as well. It took a toll on her own health and well being. But there came a time when she realized that she would not be able to help anyone if she didn’t do something about helping herself.

Juliet never wanted to share her story, too ashamed about where she had been. But her involvement in the fitness world brought her to being selected for a feature as the BodySpace Physique Of The Month.


EAT LIFT SLEEP REPEAT

“EAT LIFT SLEEP REPEAT” – Sometimes the fitness women I photograph wear very little clothes or none at all for our photo shoots. Sometimes, like Courtney Solomon did, they wear something that has some really good fitness advice on it!

One of the many photo shoots I have done at Palm Springs Fitness Center. That is where I work out and where I am also now their Social Media Manager. You will be seeing more of my photography and video on their Facebook page, so please check it out and “Like” it, just for me! Thanks! Right here at Palm Springs Fitness Center.

Cortney Solomon


I Love This Book Cover!

Yes I shot it and it is exactly what I had imagined. It was with Doug Brignole for his very successful book “Million Dollar Mu$cle – A Historical and Sociological Perspective of the Fitness Industry”.

In the fitness and bodybuilding world for over forty years, Doug has competed in bodybuilding all around the world since the age of 14! He is a very respected author, speaker, trainer and historian of the world of bodybuilding.

Photographed at Palm Springs Fitness Center where not only have I worked out for eleven years but where I have done many of my photo shoots. Also now the Social Media Manager there, you will be seeing much of my photography on their Facebook page. Please check it out and “Like” it! Thanks! Right here at Palm Springs Fitness Center.

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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


The Eyes, The Body, The Moves…

One of the most incredible women ever in the world of fitness, Ava Cowan. The video and photo shoot we did for Bodybuilding.com promotions and advertising. Her body, her eyes, her movements… Ava is a magnificent work of art.

 


A great body is…

A great body is the latest fashion accessory! The print ad that was shot during the video I posted yesterday. My all time favorite advertising photo shoot and the print ad ran in magazines in total hundreds of times. Thanks!

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BTS Like No Other

Behind the scenes in my photo shoot with Kerstin Schulze and Andrea Schulze in Palm Springs. They both live a lifestyle of health and fitness. Kerstin a long time fitness competitor and Andrea just walking away with her first competition trophies. Both 6ft tall and identical twins. Both gorgeous, fun, outgoing and both women to respect and admire in how they carry themselves in life. For now I will not tell you who is who, just for fun, because they are so very identical. I want to keep you guessing and intrigued lol!

The actual photos here on my Blog soon. The wonderful double duty Makeup styling by premier, world traveling, Estee Lauder artist Blanche LeBeau. The camera system up for this task is Hasselblad and the lighting by Broncolor. Nothing but the best! Thanks!

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And Then…

Spokesperson and fitness model for Bodybuilding.com made her one of the most famous and respected and admired women in fitness, Jamie Eason. Her first photo shoot for Bodybuilding.com for their advertising, online and magazine features and so much more that followed… photographed by me.

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You Know This Guy

Six times Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath. This photograph from his very first pro bodybuilding show win, the 2006 IFBB Colorado Pro. The photographer, me on assignment for Bodybuilding.com. If you have ever read a bodybuilding and fitness magazine, visited Bodybuilding.com, you have seen my photographs from shows, magazine features and advertising more than you would ever know. All around the world. Ready for me to shoot for you… send me a note to Ian@SecondFocus.com. Thanks!

Phil Heath Winning the 2006 IFBB Colorado Pro


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 Ian@SecondFocus.com. Thanks!

Photographing Robert Hatch

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


So Many!

The subject came up about all of the photo shoots I did for Bodybuilding.com. Having become one of the most visited websites in the world, sales for the company had grown to exceed a half billion dollars per year. During those growth years, I photographed their advertising, online and print magazine features and endless bodybuilding and fitness competitions around the country. Most memorable for me, so many, very many. But way at the top was the advertising, video and features that came out of my photo shoot with Maria Rogers. “A picture is worth a thousand words” and way more!

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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.

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New Year Motivation

A selfie from my buddy Tani Correia. Tani had made it into the world of fitness being featured in the magazines and pretty well known. But as she has self confessed along the way, she had a difficult time maintaining her condition. Not long ago Tani told me that she was going to make her way back. Actually I am not really sure how much time elapsed, I just know she sure did it! What a rockin’ body!

So for the first day of 2017, Tani is the motivation that many of us need. By the way, Tani told me many times that one of her motivations was to come do a photo shoot with me. I love that!

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Come Shoot With Me!

Already booking up for January! So who wants to come shoot with me? Your portfolio in the gym? That poolside sexy shoot for your book? Dramatic wardrobe changes in a sea of black background. Maybe some special location, windmills, desert, vintage aircraft? Also your head shots which will be really affordable! Unlikely I will wear the bowtie. But I do have much better camera and lighting equipment now! Only the best! Send me a note and Thanks! Ian@SecondFocus.com

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Like She Was Walking On A Yacht

She walked into the party, like she was walking on a yacht.  And they all dreamed that they’d be her partner, they’d be her partner… Ashley Owens-Gulina.  Sounds familiar, do you know from where? From our photo shoot. Makeup and Hair Styling by Natalie Lyle.

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Scenic Imagination

So great fun doing photo shoots in interesting and scenic places. Sometimes they do not seem scenic at first, but then just use your imagination. The imagination of knowing what something will look like in the photograph. One of my favorite photo shoots, this time with bodybuilder Daniel Hill.

Bodybuilder Daniel Hill in at the windmills Palm Springs California


Next Time

Next time you tell me some “photographer” gave you 4000 “raw” photos from your shoot on a DVD. Don’t know Mapplethorpe? Most recent was his simultaneous exhibits at the Getty and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


This Is It

Among my very favorite photographs I have shot over the years. One of the most respected individuals in bodybuilding and fitness, my friend Doug Brignole. This photo makes me think about what we really do in the gym, struggle and overcome ourselves to be a better person. Not to just lose weight, have bigger arms or a more shapely butt. The idea is to be a better us and somewhat in turn, make it a better world in the best way we can for each of us. Thanks!

Doug Brignole