Fashion changes, but beauty never does. Strip away our cultural values and our individual preferences, the things that we humans are attracted to are remarkably consistent. Evolutionary biologists have been explaining this to us for decades. We are drawn to people who look healthy and strong and capable of out-running a wild animal. Civilization has changed a lot over the past few thousand years, but the allure of taut muscles, long legs and strong shoulders is coded in our DNA.
We asked the incomparable Matt Barnes to help us capture what's beautiful and sexy in sports by focusing on the phenomenal physiques of the elite athletes that make the impossible seem commonplace. We soon discovered that shooting athletes is very different than shooting professional models. Frankly, it's way more fun. When it came down to doing the work, we were blown away by the professionalism, the good humour and cooperation that we got from every single athlete that we worked with.
Canada's athletes, especially our elite amateurs, truly represent this country at its best. They dedicate their lives and make enormous personal sacrifices to answer the question: do I have greatness inside? They are more than beautiful bodies, they are magnetic personalities. Here, we present them in all their glory. A reminder of just how beautiful sports can be.
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Steve Maich
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