“In 2014, Canadian photographer Jeremy McCormack commissioned BMD to curate and design a fine art book, Olympians, featuring his portraits of elite Canadian athletes. The series was the result of a two-year, cross-country journey documenting the athletes in practice and in action. The work was motivated by McCormack’s desire to celebrate the intensity and dynamism of Canadian athletics, while also raising the profile and support of the Olympic athletes.
The 160-page book features more than 140 colour and black and white photographs, in styles that accentuate each individual and each sport. The cover and box is nod to Canada’s identity in both colour and dimension – the format is such that when laid out next to each other, the red boxes on either side of the white book would equal the proportions of the official Canadian flag. The book was curated by combining similarly themed images from different sports rather than by athlete – each athlete is featured with a portrait and several action shots but spread through the entire book, equally and without hierarchy.” — Bruce Mau Design