Art can be so much more meaningful when you know a little bit more about the person behind it - the eye behind the lens. That's why I periodically profile sports/action photographers and their work. Read on to learn about photographer Neville Palmer and get a good look at the world through his eyes.

 

Neville explains his passions for photography and fitness best in his own words:

 

I remember a couple of things from my early childhood - how much I loved to be good at sports and how much I loved taking photographs. Around the age of thirteen I began to develop an interest in improving my physique and did what many kids have done, in the U.K. at least. I went by bus to the local town and bought a plastic coated barbell set at the catalog shop. I struggled with it down the High Street on a Saturday afternoon and wrestled it back home on the bus. Quite the spectacle. But with a wall poster showing various curls and presses I was off and running.

 

At around the same time I got my first SLR camera - a West German Practika which was completely manual. I practiced hard with both and now at 47 I'm a fairly fit photographer living in rural Alberta, South of Calgary. The concrete weight set has been replaced by kettlebells and clubs and the antique mechanical sketchpad has become a highly functional studio.

 

Possibly the thing I enjoy most about my job shooting pictures is that I get to witness and enjoy people doing what they love to do. Sometimes this will be musicians or business people, sometimes it will be athletes and sports people. I feel a particular affinity with athletes and enjoy photographing them immensely. I love the challenge of trying to capture the tension, the balance, the raw delight of the moment.

 

Photos courtesy of Neville Palmer:

 

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 neville palmer, sports photography, action photography, mma photos 

 

 neville palmer, sports photography, action photography, mma photos 

 

 neville palmer, sports photography, action photography, mma photos 

 

 neville palmer, sports photography, action photography, mma photos 

 

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