Balance of Power 2012 #9 Intense

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One of this years (2012) aerial Balance of Power photos. This one features Wendy Lindquist. Actually they all do.
This image completely destroys all pre-conceived notions about pole dancing. This is not a stripper...this is an athlete, a dancer, a performer, and this...this is an amazing and hard-earned physique that demonstrates what we as a human race are capable of achieving.

16 responses

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (22 Dec 2012):

    Superb!

  • Monte Arnold

    Monte Arnold said (23 Dec 2012):

    Thanks! I have to admit, I sometimes look at this one and have trouble believing I did it...I know it was me, but it's always going to be an 'aha' moment :)

  • Monte Arnold

    Monte Arnold said (24 Dec 2012):

    Thanks Marcus - that's an interesting take on this one.

  • Kristina Krause

    Kristina Krause   gave props (9 Jan 2013):

    What an incredible shot! A thing of beautifylllllll

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum gave props (9 Jan 2013):

    Nicey done...

  • Monte Arnold

    Monte Arnold said (10 Jan 2013):

    Thanks Kristina!

  • Monte Arnold

    Monte Arnold said (10 Jan 2013):

    Thank you Antje!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   gave props (17 Jan 2013):

    These are crazy good.

  • Monte Arnold

    Monte Arnold said (18 Jan 2013):

    Thanks Bailey!

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (26 Jan 2013):

    Fantastic shot, Monte. I also like your comments about pole dancing. I have seen some real pros perform, both female and male. It is an incredible art, and the feats of strength they exhibit are amazing. You've done a great job showing that here.

  • Monte Arnold

    Monte Arnold said (26 Jan 2013):

    Barbara, thank you so much!
    It truly is among the most intense and completely physical
    Activities... Amazing to shoot! I have Wendy to work with, so I'm spoiled there;)
    I think it's truly a shame that the arts get no media support, while violent sports are taking in record amounts of money...hmmmm... New project.

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Powerful and beautiful series

  • Monte Arnold

    Monte Arnold said (30 Jan 2013):

    Thanks Jim!

  • Vin Weathermon

    Vin Weathermon   gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    I can honestly say I'd watch "pole dancing" now....excellent work, nicely separated from the black

  • Monte Arnold

    Monte Arnold said (10 Feb 2013):

    Thanks Bin! :-)

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