Tadder reached out to Cristian after seeing some of his prior work, and the result of their partnership is ‘Sculpture Athletes.’
California-based advertising photographer Tim Tadder, in collaboration with Paris-based retoucher Cristian Girotto, created a spectacular series of photos entitled Sculpture Athletes that shows athletes as porcelain figurines. The collaboration between the two artists was born out of Tim Tadder’s desire to create a series of photographs that recreated “some of the most classic athlete statues from antiquity.”
Best known for his powerful portraits and high action intense sports imagery Tim has enjoyed the privilege of working with great creatives creating award winning campaigns (Communications Arts Photo Annuals, Graphis Golds, Kelly Awards, Archive Showcases, Addy’s etc) for global brands like, Adidas, Budwieser, McDonalds, Under Armour, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Gatorade, Powerade, Sears, Craftsman, Mercedes Benz, Bud Light, Microsoft, Sony, Gillette and many more.
‘Sculpture Athletes’: Athletes as Porcelain Figurines by Tim Tadder and Cristian Girotto: