The following video was shot by Santa Barbara photographer Dewey Nicks and features 40 of the most popular female tennis players. It was shot with a Phantom EFX camera, at 600 frames per second. The player’s strokes are complemented by smoke and sparkles in a video I can only describe as “poetry in motion”.
It takes so many elements to reach the top of such a competitive sport as tennis––strength of character, incredible discipline and will power… For me, Strong is Beautiful was able to capture the inner strength of players in a beautiful way… There are things your eye doesn’t perceive… Once you slow it down you realize how extraordinary the shift of weight or position of the racket is. – Dewey Nicks