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Morgana Cong and Long Wu

I shot Morgana and Long with their trainer Eric Dilauro at Gold’s Gym on July 18, 2017.  Morgana is the first IFBB pro Figure competitor from China.  She will competing at the 2017 Los Angeles on the 22nd.  Long is an IFBB pro from China in the Men’s Physique Division who has qualified for the 2017 Olympia.

Marian Babinsky

Marian is 26 years old, 6’1” and competes in Men’s Physique at 202 lbs.  He was born in Slovakia, and is currently living in Dubai where he works as a personal trainer.  He was in the United States on holiday, and competed in several NPC shows as well as at Muscle Beach where he won 1st place in his class.  I shot him and his friend Lukas Korvas at Gold’s Gym.

Brice Henry

Brice Henry is a 19 year old college student from France studying acting at Santa Monica College.  I met him at Gold’s.

Joseph Waldner

I shot Joe Waldner at Gold’s Gym to help promote his awesome new clothing line SCULPTED ATHLETICS.  Joe is 6’, 216 lbs and owns SGXmedia, a business card manufacturing company.  He has never competed, and trains only for his own personal satisfaction.  

Douglas Fruchey

Douglas is 6’2″, 290 lbs and prepping for the 2017 NPC USA.  He lives in Santa Monica, and trains at Gold’s Gym, Venice.

Boris Vladimirovich

Boris immigrated to Canada from Russia when he was 6 years old.  He is 5’11” and competes at 200 lbs.  He has a Bachelors of Business and honors in biology.  He worked in breast cancer research for 5 years but recently became a personal trainer because it’s his passion.  He is currently pursuing a Masters of Occupation Therapy.  Boris coaches clients online all over North America. 

Curtis Fredborg

Curtis Fredborg is a 6’2”, 230 lb welder from Thunder Bay, Ontario who was vacationing with friends here in Venice.   He loves working out.  


Andre Vaillant

Andre Vaillant is a trainer from Thunder Bay ON who recently competed at the Toronto Super Show where he placed 6th in the Men’s Physique Division. 6’2” and 215 lbs, he flew down to Venice with some friends to relax and train after the show.

Graphic Muscle TV Episode 1

Graphic Muscle is a 30 minute weekly television series hosted by Lonnie Teper.  The show features up-close and personal interviews with the stars who train at the renowned Gold’s Gym in Venice, CA, the “Mecca” of bodybuilding and fitness.  It is about a diverse community of people who work out at the most famous gym in the world.  It represents what they are like as real people, how they train, and what motivates them to come into the gym day after day.  In Episode One, guests include Danny Hester, Bonica Lough, Rick Valente, Gerald Williams, Kris Murrell, Matt Pohlkamp, Logan Manus, Ron Gordon, Peter Lagermand and Jorge Lion.

Paul Duke

Paul Duke

Standing 6’6″ with an extreme athletic build, actor Paul Duke is a talent who’s difficult to overlook. He speaks four languages(Dutch, English, French and German), along with several dialects, making him incredibly versatile for international characters.   

Duke made his professional debut  in three successful Belgian television series while earning a degree in International & European law. After his graduation Duke moved to Los Angeles to train at the world-renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute as well as at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with the late Milton Katselas. He is known for his work on Extraction(2013), the first original show from Yahoo! “Sin City Saints”(2015) as well as  Recurring Roles on NCIS:LA and Scorpion. He lives in Santa Monica with his wife, and trains at Gold’s.

Logan Manus

Logan Manus

Logan is a 23 year actor who competes in Classic Physique at 6’1” and 210 lbs, Logan played Chris Gardoki in STEPBROTHERS with Will Farrell and John C. Reilly.  He works as an EMT, and will be entering the Fire Academy later this year.  He is passionate about helping people.


Ron Gordon

Ron Gordon is a 6’1” super heavyweight who won his division at Lonnie Teper’s 2017 NPC West Coast Classic, and the overall at the 2013 NPC Excalibur.  He has been living in Riverside since 2007 but hails from Detroit, MI.  He’s always been into sports, especially basketball, but gravitated towards bodybuilding because “it’s something you can control; it’s an individual journey.”


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