Monday, January 23, 2012

Emilija Martic - Figure Competitor and Kickboxer


Emilija, just 22, is an accomplished multi-sport athlete. After excelling at hockey and rugby - football without pads for the uninitiated - she turned her attention to the gym and started to sculpt her physique for the figure stage. Not satisfied with just one sport, she is also training for what she hopes will be her debut in the kickboxing ring sometime in the latter part of 2012.

We were lucky enough to spend some time with this dynamic young woman in preparation for a future shoot. We managed to capture a few images of her off-season at 160 pounds on her 5-7 frame. Limited to posing for only a cell phone camera, Emilija more than managed to make the photos look presentable.

By coincidence, our meeting location doubled as the home away from home for the USA women’s national soccer team. Finding ourselves surrounded by some of the best women’s soccer players in the world, we decided this would be a great photo opportunity. Olympic gold medalist Heather O’Reilly graciously obliged our request.

We hope to have the opportunity to bring more Emilija to fans in the future, and this time on a real camera.

You can visit Emilija at her Facebook page where you can see more photos.