“Schwarzenegger Is My Idol” Sergey Melnitchenko

Artist Sergey Melnitchenko

Words Tom Czibolya

Sergey Melnitchenko is a photographer from Ukraine. His shared story is about young athletes from Mykolayiv, Ukraine, passionately united by becoming the best of the best in athletics, acrobatics, fitness and bodybuilding. One of the models said, “I always wanted to be bigger than ordinary, so in the sport, I do all the best I can to reach the top.” To be naked while shooting that funny and ironic series gives the athletes some kind of courage and naturalness.

Photos © Sergey Melnitchenko