In the beginning of this year, a french photographer called Max Riché contacted the French National Sports Institute (INSEP) and asked them to team up with him for a photoshoot. The response from INSEP was unanimous, and they decided to carry out the project. The aim of the project was to represent the journey of athletes, some aspiring, some already well established, from the start of their training to the highest levels of performance:

Now, about a year later, Max has received two prestigious awards for this photo series (EISA Maestro Photographer of the Year France, and the EISA Maestro Silver Award, Europe, 2012-2013) and published a behind the scenes video that explains everything that they did in the photoshoot.

Check it out:

And here are the final images, once more: