Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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Be Iconic!

Be ICONIC! Just like Maria Bertrand! Be in my photographs at Muscle Beach for the July 4th show and weekend. Send me a note and check it out for details and sign up at MuscleBeachPhoto.com Thanks!

Maria Yvonne Bertrand at Muscle Beach


Always Muscle Beach

Amy Sullivan on stage at Muscle Beach on Memorial Day. When I am at these Muscle Beach shows, now into two decades, and look through the viewfinder of my cameras, I am always in such awe of the beauty and dedication I see. Isn’t she just gorgeous!

July 4th at Muscle Beach is only just over three weeks away. I will again be available with my cameras to photograph you on stage, back stage or in your own or a couples mini photo shoot. And even if you are not a competitor at the show, you can still have your own mini photo shoot with me. For more details and sign up, please go to MuscleBeachPhoto.com Thanks!

Amy Sullivan At Muscle Beach

 


Here We Go! July 4th Muscle Beach!

The big July 4th weekend at Muscle Beach is less than a month away! So time to open the store for signing up for photographing you at the show, on stage and backstage. Bodybuilding, physique, figure, fitness, bikini, all of you. Click here… MuscleBeachPhoto.com

You can also have your own mini shoot, Saturday or Sunday before the show. And you do not need to be a show competitor. Individuals or couples, we will shoot on a beach and even around the boardwalk in Venice or nearby in Marina Del Rey. Your photo shoot with one of the most known photographers in the business, that’s me! 

But you must sign up ahead of time and soon. I can only photograph the people who sign up. I just will not have time to photograph everyone, as much as I would love to! Don’t be one of the many people who following the Memorial Day show sent me a message like… “I wanted to get photos of me (or my guy or girl) but did not sign up, can I still get some?”. So please sign up ASAP! In all honesty, I am doing this (and so inexpensively) for you who work so hard and get the chance to stand on the stage “Where Muscle Were Born”! Details and sign up at MuscleBeachPhoto.com

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Vintage Swimsuit Is Here!

The first retro Vintage Swimsuit competition has now happened! A look back in time to those healthy, carefree, and exciting times at Muscle Beach that the entire world imagines. Vividly in everyone’s mind is the picture of Southern California beaches, the sun, good looking guys and pretty girls. And the pretty girl here is picturesque herself, Hannah Gordon Etherson on stage at Muscle Beach!

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Hannah Etherson competing in the revival of Vintage Swimsuit competition at Muscle Beach, Memorial Day 2016.


Hitchhiking to Muscle Beach

I imposed upon Maria Bertrand to demonstrate the proper form and universal sign for hitchhiking to Muscle Beach. We were on Mulholland Drive above Beverly Hills so the results  for cars that stopped included 17 Ferraris, 14 Lamborghinis, 6 Bentley Coupes, 11 various Rolls Royces, 4 Lincoln Town Cars and one black Loach helicopter with no markings that dropped out of the sky. However last I saw of Maria for the day was as she rode off on the back of a bright red Vespa with a really cute blonde wearing a matching helmet who had really long legs. I went back to the hotel with my Hasselblad camera and my memories of the day, in my photographs. Sigh…

Hitchhiking To Muscle Beach

 


Your Photo Shoot At Venice Beach

Your photo shoot with me Memorial Day weekend. I will be at Venice Beach for the huge show at Muscle Beach on Memorial Day. So on Saturday or Sunday, May 28 and 29, you can have your own mini photo shoot with me. You do not have to be doing the Muscle Beach show. Fashion model or bodybuilder, bikini model or physique competitor and couples, all are welcome. Just like my wonderful beautiful friend Maria Bertrand from our shoot on the sand at Venice Beach.

Spend about an hour with me at Venice Beach, The Venice Beach Boardwalk or a nearby beach in Marina Del Rey. Because I am photographing so many people that weekend and at the Muscle Beach show, I do these photo shoots at hugely reduced rates just to make it available to as many people as possible. But please sign up immediately so we can get you in. And if you are doing the show, sign up for your photographs with me, both on stage and backstage in the famous workout Pit. Thanks and here is the link for sign up… MuscleBeachPhoto.com.

Maria Bertrand at Venice Beach


And Then She Shows Up

I really have had the chance to photograph some of the most beautiful amazing women on the planet. Then Ashley Owens-Gulina showed up, oh my! It is said “a picture is worth a thousand words”. I have many pictures I have shot of Ashley and I remain without words. The wonderful Makeup and Hair Styling by Natalie Lyle. Another beautiful woman in my life. Thank You to both of you!

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Vintage Swimsuit Posing At Muscle Beach

So excited to be the Muscle Beach photographer shooting the first new Vintage Swimsuit Competition. You can have your photographs on stage, backstage in the famous “Pit” or even your own photo shoot on Saturday or Sunday. But I can only photograph so many people so please sign up ASAP. Any questions just get back to me on Facebook Messenger. Thanks! For more details and sign up information go to MuscleBeachPhoto.com

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Posing examples for the new Vintage Swimsuit Competition at Muscle Beach.

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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… MuscleBeachPhoto.com

Natalie Lyle


Working Your Way To Muscle Beach

If you are going to work that hard and do the show at Muscle Beach on Memorial Day, you have to get in front of my cameras! Just ask Melissa Loya! Time to sign up, and for more details click here… https://squareup.com/store/secondfocus

You can have your photos on stage and backstage in the famous workout “pit”. You can also have your own mini photo shoot for yourself or a couple on the Saturday or Sunday of that weekend. That can be on the beach and around the world famous Venice Boardwalk. 

Not doing the show? You can still have your own mini photo shoot. Either way, take advantage of me! My shoot rates are often at least 10 times what I do for this show. I do these photo shoots like this only for Muscle Beach.

But you must sign up ASAP! I will not have time to photograph everyone as much as I really would like to. So get signed up and let’s get you some outstanding photographs! Click here… https://squareup.com/store/secondfocus

 

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Melissa Loya at The Muscle Beach International Classic Memorial Day 2015


Your Photos At Muscle Beach!

Here we go! Muscle Beach only a few weeks away. Are you doing the show? I am available to photograph you but you have to sign up ahead of time. You can have your photographs on stage, backstage in the famous “Pit” or even your own personal, or as a couple, beach mini photo shoot. If you have wanted pro photos or have been wanting to shoot with me, time to sign up. I do not even remotely make the costs so very low except for Muscle Beach. And for the mini photo shoots, you do not have to be doing the show. Any questions, just send me a note and there is the link for more info and to sign up. Thanks! https://squareup.com/store/secondfocus

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Got Your Attention!

So much fun getting your attention with my photography for Bodybuilding.com. The Bodybuilding.com Mission:”To help our visitors reach their health, fitness and appearance goals through information, motivation and supplementation.” “The largest online sports nutrition company and recently ranked the No. 1 most visited bodybuilding and fitness website in the world!”

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How To Find Me

If you are going to be at Muscle Beach for the big Memorial Day weekend show, this is how you find me. Look for my 6ft tall gorgeous assistant Natalie Lyle. Most often on my photo shoots as Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist, she is very exceptional in front of the camera too. Natalie will be helping me keep track of the people who sign up for photo shoots. For signing up details, click here… http://squ.re/1Sl56iQ

I will be shooting everyone who signs up with me and I am the Muscle Beach photographer. Bikini class, Vintage Swimsuit, Bodybuilding, Physique, all of it, I am your photographer. It will be a really busy show and to be fair I will only be photographing the people who sign up for photographs. I just will not have enough time otherwise. At the show, you can have your photographs on stage and also you can select to add on backstage in the world famous  Muscle Beach “Pit”.

You can also have your own mini photo shoot for just yourself or a couple. On the Saturday and Sunday before the show, I will be photographing right there at Venice Beach and nearby on the beach in Marina Del Rey. And you do not have to be doing the Muscle Beach show to sign up for a mini photo shoot.

If you have at all been wanting to shoot with me or wanting to have some great professional photographs, this is the chance at a really reduced cost. I make these prices available only for times like this when I can photograph a lot of people. I have really done this so it can be as inexpensive as possible for everyone. For the details, here is the link and Thank You! I really hope as many of you as possible get in front of my cameras! Click here and please sign up right away, only a few weeks left… http://squ.re/1Sl56iQ

Natalie Lyle


Your Secret Muscle Beach Admirer

Bailey Quist had a secret admirer while we shot her photographs backstage at Muscle Beach last Memorial Day. My cameras can admire you too! At the big Memorial Day show, all competitors, men, women or couples can sign up to have your photographs on stage, backstage in the world famous “Pit” or your own mini photo shoot on Saturday or Sunday. I do ask that you sign up right away, we are only a few weeks away. I will only be able to photograph a limited number of people, so sign up now and Thanks! Here is the link for the details… http://squ.re/1Sl56iQ

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Vintage Muscle Beach

So excited to be a part of the new Muscle Beach Vintage Swimsuit competition coming up on Memorial Day! Along with show producer Joe Wheatley we are planning on re-creating timeless photographs like this. If you are doing the show, you just might be a part of it. And you can have your own moments in my photographs too. I am the Muscle Beach photographer. You can sign up for your photographs on stage, back stage in the famous “Pit” and your own personal mini photo shoot. Also available for couples. But please sign up ASAP, I will not have time for everyone, so do not wait. Thanks and click here for details… https://squareup.com/store/secondfocus/

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Black Belt at Venice Beach

When Alex appeared on stage at Muscle Beach with his competition partner Maud, I had no idea what was next. But after the show for their photo shoot I found out how fun it was to be! Alexandre Michel Franchini exhibiting his black belt prowess all the way from Saint-Mihiel, France in front of my Hasselblad camera in the ocean waves at Venice Beach.

Sign up are now open for you in front of my camera at Muscle Beach and Venice Beach for the Memorial Day weekend. I will be shooting your photos if you are doing the show on stage and also backstage. You can also have your own mini photo shoot Saturday or Sunday before the show on Monday, Memorial Day. That is also for couples or even if you are not doing the show. It is only because I will be photographing a lot of people that weekend that I can make these prices so very low. But you must sign up ahead of time. I will not have the time to photograph everyone so please sign up as soon as possible. Here is the sign up page and Thanks… MuscleBeachPhoto.com

Blackbelt at Venice Beach


Flying In To Muscle Beach

Of course Lisa Marino Sanders would arrive in her United States Air Force F-16 for her photo shoot with me at Venice Beach.

The high flying Makeup and Hair Styling by Natalie Lyle. Flight wear styling by April Ann Styles. And the real F-16 courtesy of the United States Air Force. Only at the real Muscle Beach for the real Muscle Beach/Venice bodybuilding and fitness shows.

Lisa Marino Sanders at Venice Beach


Take Advantage Of Me

This is where I try to get you to take advantage of me! On Memorial Day weekend I will be at Venice Beach for the huge bodybuilding and fitness competition at world famous Muscle Beach. Very simply, because I will be photographing so many people over that weekend and at the show, I go out of my way to make it as inexpensive as possible to shoot with me. You can have your own mini photo shoot at a cost I never can make possible otherwise. Check it out and please sign up as soon as possible so I can get you in. Any question please send me an e-mail to Ian@SecondFocus.com. And here is the link to SIGN UP! Thanks!

Jake Sawyer on the beach in Marina Del Rey California

Jake Sawyer on the beach. Photography by Ian L. Sitren.


Mr. Natural Olympia And The Iron Guru

From our photo shoot, my friend John Hansen featured in the book “Vince’s Secret Locker” by Karl Coyne. The story of the “Iron Guru” from the Golden Age of Bodybuilding, Vince Gironda. Vince’s Gym was central to the world of bodybuilding and among the people you could find in that gym in North Hollywood were Cher, Denzel Washington, Clint Eastwood, and James Garner. Vince Gironda will be posthumously inducted into the real Muscle Beach Hall Of Fame on Labor Day this year on September 5th.

John Hansen himself a legend in the world of bodybuilding, the very first Mr. Natural Olympia. Recognized as an eminent bodybuilder and historian of the world of bodybuilder.

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Making The Pit Look So Good!

Just perfect! My best buddy Maria Bertrand making the “Pit” at Muscle Beach look so good!

Maria Bertrand In The Pit At Muscle Beach

Maria Bertrand In The Pit At Muscle Beach


Photos Like This

Bodybuilder Dan Hill in front of my camera. I will be in Los Angeles this weekend, Friday through Sunday, for the FitExpo and Photo LA. Let’s meet and chat photography for your ads, magazines, features, portfolios, promotions. More to see on my website at SecondFocus.com. Send me an e-mail to SecondFocus@mac.com or text to 213-712-1929. Thanks!

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FitExpo and Photo L.A.

Tomorrow, Friday through Sunday, find me in Los Angeles for Photo LA and the FitExpo Los Angeles. Time to just meet and/or talk about photography and my work in shooting magazine features, advertising, your portfolio and more. It would be great to meet you! Just send me an e-mail to SecondFocus@mac.com or text to my cellphone at 213-712-1929. And Thanks!

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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 SecondFocus@mac.com.

Here are the competition details…

“VINTAGE SWIMSUIT”
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 joesmusclebeach@yahoo.com.

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

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Starting The Look Back

Looking back is especially fun when you are watching Cara Basso look back. It is that time when I start looking back on the year and thinking about the upcoming year.

2016 will find me back at Muscle Beach and at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Photo shoots will find me on locations and in studios doing fitness, fashion, muscles, great faces and good looking bodies. I also expect to be going out on a motion picture or two somewhere around the country or abroad.

I do expect to explore some new shooting and concepts. So if you think you might like to chat about being in front of my camera, behind the scenes, or have me shoot your magazines features or advertising or some kind of project, please send me a note. My e-mail is SecondFocus@mac.com and it would be great to discuss your ideas and the New Year. Thank You!

Muscle Beach On Memorial Day 2010