New York: Mitchel Gray

Mitchel Gray: photographer, videographer, author. He has to his credit two best selling books; 'The Lingerie Book' and 'Lingerie Fantasies' (St.Martins Press) and has illustrated many more, particularly in the active lifestyle/health/fitness field.

Mitchel has photographed over 100 magazine covers and thousands of magazine, advertising, and web pages. Eight of the images in this edition of Production Paradise are excerpts from the 'Bodies in Action' series, which has enjoyed two New York City gallery shows this year and will be going on the road shortly.

The series illustrates what the bodies of great athletes are actually doing while performing their sport, in an artful, dramatic style. The series includes Olympians, professional athletes (MLB, NFL, NBA), and professional dancers (NYC Ballet and Metropolitan Opera). There is a unique aspect to these photos that make them truly a “first” in the genre - each photo appears to have two people in it, yet there is only one - the same person shot in opposition to themselves. This approach allows Mitchel to illustrate two sides of the same body in one frame, seamlessly and within the construct of the action.

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