Contrast - is something that photographers like to explore. People naturally feel their eye attracted to the opposites, to the unexpected. Consider some of the most iconic photographs:
- Lunch Atop a Skyscraper: http://100photos.time.com/photos/lunch-atop-a-skyscraper
- Earth rise: http://100photos.time.com/photos/nasa-earthrise-apollo-8
This mix of themes instantly captivates the audience.
I had a pleasure to play around with this concept recently at the Crossfit Nassau Gym in Princeton NJ, where we shot a maternity session with Jessica and Walter. Expecting their first baby, they posed lifting weights which made for some original shots. You can tell they feel at home there, which just makes the shoot that much more comfortable and natural. They share their mutual passion for crossfit, with the people they coach at the gym. Please check them out at http://www.crossfitnassau.com/.
Oh, btw, Jessica you rock. I spent my first pregnancy testing out different flavors of ice cream :)