"Iron Man" is the title I have given to this award-winning photograph. Reference could be made to the bodybuilding term "Pumping Iron" for weight lifting. Perhaps it is alluding to the prestigious Iron Man competition which attracts the finest athletes from around the world. Whatever the inspiration for the image’s title it can’t possibly compare to the inspiration and the dedication that an athlete like this lives his life by. I am often called upon to photograph athletes, fitness professionals and body builders in my New York studio (Located on Long Island in East Northport, NY). When I created this image I wanted to capture the focus and discipline that a world class fitness bodybuilder must have. Training is long and hard. Gains come slowly...taking years to build and maintain a physique of this stature. You’ve just got to admire the devotion...the pure power of will...that it must take to accomplish physical goals like these. Emeka, the athlete pictured here, is truly an "Iron Man".