Christopher Malcolm - Los Angeles based Lifestyle, Fitness, Activewear, Sports and Fashion Photographer and Director

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US: A Socially Distanced Photography and Film Project For Our Times

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Life is about perseverance.  No matter how many highlight reels we fill up with our greatest moments, more often than not, success depends not on how hard we can hit, but on how hard we can get hit without giving up.  In 2020, the world has been rocked collectively by the onset of a global pandemic, the likes of which have rarely been seen in our history.  Now, more than ever, we must put out a call to arms to summon our deepest reserves of strength, resilience, and fortitude.

In both the best of times and the worst of times, a dedication to our physical and mental health helps us to weather the storms that lie in our wake.  With many gyms and workout facilities closed due to health concerns, athletes around the world have found themselves suddenly barred from their place of solace.  But positivity is more than just a physical location.  It's a frame of mind.  So strivers, survivors, dreamers, and believers everywhere have been doing what they've always done when times get tough.  They are finding a way.

In my ongoing photography project, The Distance Between Us, I am creating a photographic record of the athlete during this time of struggle.  I am creating a time capsule of determination in the face of a world forced into transition by and unseeable enemy.  We may not be able to control our circumstances.  But we can control how we react to them.  Here are just a few stories of how people are fighting back.

Sunshine
Dancer Britta Grant refuses to let darkness obscure her view of the sun.
The Venetian Girl
Personal trainer and life coach, Jamie Janko takes her powerlifting from the gym to the backyard.
Brave New World
Jasmin Day sees the quarantine as an opportunity to connect in the midst of disconnection.
Sunshine
Dancer Britta Grant refuses to let darkness obscure her view of the sun.
The Venetian Girl
Personal trainer and life coach, Jamie Janko takes her powerlifting from the gym to the backyard.
Brave New World
Jasmin Day sees the quarantine as an opportunity to connect in the midst of disconnection.
Sunshine
Dancer Britta Grant refuses to let darkness obscure her view of the sun.
The Venetian Girl
Personal trainer and life coach, Jamie Janko takes her powerlifting from the gym to the backyard.
Brave New World
Jasmin Day sees the quarantine as an opportunity to connect in the midst of disconnection.
The Shape of Water
Personal trainer and personality Shannon Shape transforms a pool house into a workout wonderland.
The Deep End of the Ocean
Former Navy search and rescue expert, Jordan Hunter, cherishes his moments to disconnect and return to the water.
Family Matters
Multi-sport athlete Sloan Boettcher turns to her mother Kathy Boettcher for support and partnership in her fitness journey.
The Shape of Water
Personal trainer and personality Shannon Shape transforms a pool house into a workout wonderland.
The Deep End of the Ocean
Former Navy search and rescue expert, Jordan Hunter, cherishes his moments to disconnect and return to the water.
Family Matters
Multi-sport athlete Sloan Boettcher turns to her mother Kathy Boettcher for support and partnership in her fitness journey.
The Shape of Water
Personal trainer and personality Shannon Shape transforms a pool house into a workout wonderland.
The Deep End of the Ocean
Former Navy search and rescue expert, Jordan Hunter, cherishes his moments to disconnect and return to the water.
Family Matters
Multi-sport athlete Sloan Boettcher turns to her mother Kathy Boettcher for support and partnership in her fitness journey.
The Rose
CrossFit athlete and trainer Cat Bradshaw transforms her driveway into a platform for success.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Marathoner Marquis Bowden takes social distancing to a new level as he takes to nature to continue his training.
Wings
Former track star and fitness model Amber Rosario express her freedom through running.
The Rose
CrossFit athlete and trainer Cat Bradshaw transforms her driveway into a platform for success.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Marathoner Marquis Bowden takes social distancing to a new level as he takes to nature to continue his training.
Wings
Former track star and fitness model Amber Rosario express her freedom through running.
The Rose
CrossFit athlete and trainer Cat Bradshaw transforms her driveway into a platform for success.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Marathoner Marquis Bowden takes social distancing to a new level as he takes to nature to continue his training.
Wings
Former track star and fitness model Amber Rosario express her freedom through running.
The Watchtower
After a recent move, athlete Arielle Jasmin uses the pandemic as an opportunity to explore her new surroundings.
Girl From The North Country
Actress and singer Hannah Barefoot combines her love of the outdoors with her love for music.
Swing Time
Dancer Gakenia Muibai lets the fresh air breathe new life into her creativity.
The Watchtower
After a recent move, athlete Arielle Jasmin uses the pandemic as an opportunity to explore her new surroundings.
Girl From The North Country
Actress and singer Hannah Barefoot combines her love of the outdoors with her love for music.
Swing Time
Dancer Gakenia Muibai lets the fresh air breathe new life into her creativity.
The Watchtower
After a recent move, athlete Arielle Jasmin uses the pandemic as an opportunity to explore her new surroundings.
Girl From The North Country
Actress and singer Hannah Barefoot combines her love of the outdoors with her love for music.
Swing Time
Dancer Gakenia Muibai lets the fresh air breathe new life into her creativity.
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