Matthew DeFeo Photography Matthew DeFeo Photography

American Standard

  • Deadlift, Arlington, TX 1-19-2015

    Deadlift, Arlington, TX 1-19-2015

    Bodybuilding is an intense style of training used to develop a physique that can be shown in competitive exhibition. These images examine and celebrate the individuals who make up the Central and North Texas community of bodybuilders. This project documents the process of bodybuilding and explores the individuals’ motivations for this extreme style of training. I offer the public an inside look at what these men and women go through to prepare for a competition date. As a photographer I am interested in showing the process, but also moving them away from an objectifying light that the competitions are often associated with. This way my viewer has a better sense of the individuality of each person not just the final result of what their body looks like.
  • Lu , Austin TX, 1-27-2015

    Lu , Austin TX, 1-27-2015

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  • July Training, Arlington, Texas 7-1-15

    July Training, Arlington, Texas 7-1-15

  • Regenold & Allen, Austin TX, 2-28-2015

    Regenold & Allen, Austin TX, 2-28-2015

  • Allen, Austin TX, 4-3-2015

    Allen, Austin TX, 4-3-2015

  • Ed, Austin, TX  4-8-2015

    Ed, Austin, TX 4-8-2015

  • Metroflex Members, Arlington TX 3-16-2015

    Metroflex Members, Arlington TX 3-16-2015

  • Chris, Arlington, TX 3-16-2015

    Chris, Arlington, TX 3-16-2015

  • Kelly, Arlington Texas  10-10-14

    Kelly, Arlington Texas 10-10-14

  • Paul & Chris, Austin TX, 2-20-2015

    Paul & Chris, Austin TX, 2-20-2015

  • John Jordan ,Austin TX, 2-13-2015

    John Jordan ,Austin TX, 2-13-2015

  • Metroflex Arlington, Arlington TX 1-19-2015

    Metroflex Arlington, Arlington TX 1-19-2015

  • Dawn, Austin, TX 4-3-2015

    Dawn, Austin, TX 4-3-2015

  • Hamstring,  Arlington, Texas 5-20-2015

    Hamstring, Arlington, Texas 5-20-2015

  • Leg Press, Arlington, Texas 6-25-2015

    Leg Press, Arlington, Texas 6-25-2015

  • Between Sets, Arlington, Texas 5-21-15

    Between Sets, Arlington, Texas 5-21-15

  • Wrap, Arlington, Texas 6-25-15

    Wrap, Arlington, Texas 6-25-15

  • Ed, Austin, Texas 3-20-14

    Ed, Austin, Texas 3-20-14

  • Metroflex Member Deadlift, Arlington, Texas  6-25-15

    Metroflex Member Deadlift, Arlington, Texas 6-25-15

  • Dumbbell Rack Arlington, Texas  6-22-15

    Dumbbell Rack Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

  • Cody, Arlington, Texas 7-1-15

    Cody, Arlington, Texas 7-1-15

  • Summer Training Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

    Summer Training Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

  • Cable Curl, Arlington, Texas, 6-21-15

    Cable Curl, Arlington, Texas, 6-21-15

  • “Big U” and Dee Dee on Back Day, Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

    “Big U” and Dee Dee on Back Day, Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

  • Tricep Press, Arlington, TX 6-20-15

    Tricep Press, Arlington, TX 6-20-15

  • Break Between Sets, Arlington, TX 5-10-15

    Break Between Sets, Arlington, TX 5-10-15

  • Reginald, Austin TX, 3-8-15 2016

    Reginald, Austin TX, 3-8-15 2016

  • Hack Squat, Arlington, Texas 5-10-15

    Hack Squat, Arlington, Texas 5-10-15

  • Slow Afternoon in Metroflex Gym, Arlington, Texas 5-10-15

    Slow Afternoon in Metroflex Gym, Arlington, Texas 5-10-15

  • Dre Posing, Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

    Dre Posing, Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

  • Beta, Austin TX, 3-8-15 2016

    Beta, Austin TX, 3-8-15 2016

  • Gym Member, Arlington, TX 6-25-15

    Gym Member, Arlington, TX 6-25-15

  • Reginald & Tammy, Austin TX, 3-8-15 2016

    Reginald & Tammy, Austin TX, 3-8-15 2016

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  • Metroflex Austin Veterans, Austin TX, 3-8-15 2016

    Metroflex Austin Veterans, Austin TX, 3-8-15 2016

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  • Henry, Austin, TX 4-18-2015

    Henry, Austin, TX 4-18-2015

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  • Physique Forward Facing Pose,  Arlington, Texas 5-8-15

    Physique Forward Facing Pose, Arlington, Texas 5-8-15

  • Hamstring Injury, Austin TX 2-20-2015

    Hamstring Injury, Austin TX 2-20-2015

  • Chris Greene, Austin TX, 3-27-2015

    Chris Greene, Austin TX, 3-27-2015

  • Desunka, Arlington, Texas 5-8-15

    Desunka, Arlington, Texas 5-8-15

  • Bicep Curl, Arlington, Texas 5-10-15

    Bicep Curl, Arlington, Texas 5-10-15

  • Gym Bathroom, Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

    Gym Bathroom, Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

  • Dre, Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

    Dre, Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

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  • American Standard - Matthew DeFeo Photography
  • “Big U” on Shoulder day, Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

    “Big U” on Shoulder day, Arlington, Texas 6-22-15

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  • American Standard - Matthew DeFeo Photography
  • American Standard - Matthew DeFeo Photography
  • American Standard - Matthew DeFeo Photography
  • American Standard - Matthew DeFeo Photography
  • American Standard - Matthew DeFeo Photography
  • American Standard - Matthew DeFeo Photography