When I was in sixth grade, I saw a picture of Sergio Oliva and Harold Poole in a muscle magazine, posing down for the 1967 Mr. Olympia title. I have no explanation why, but at that moment, I knew I wanted to be a body builder. I tacked that picture to my dart board and immediately asked my dad if he would get me a weight set. I still remember when he brought that Sears 110 pound barbell/dumbbell set in to the basement and simply said, "You better use it." He had no idea.
Diary of a Body Builder will walk, stumble, run, fly and crawl through a journey which started in that basement in 1967, through high school, the United States Marine Corps, training at the original Gold's Gym and competing in my first contest in July of 1975 to my last show in July of 2016.
As with any journey, there are triumphs, defeats, dragons, guides or mentors, heroes and the return home. Please join me in an adventure that will be entertaining, enlightening, educational and real. Diary of a Body Builder.
- Joe Quinn
Chicago based still photographer. Primarily a black and white fine arts photographer, Anthony also enjoys production stills as well as actor headshots. Credits include work with 16th Street Theater, Genesis Theatrical Productions, Vitalist Theater Chicago, Quriosity Creative, The Artistic Home and Packed Digital House.
Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Editor, and digital special effects are all the things I love to do in filmmaking. Being involved in documentaries such as this one, or narrative projects, commercials, industrial videos, as well as teaching film and video on the high school and college level, I really enjoy the work.
I've loved singing and performing all of my life. Self taught musician, I got thrown out of piano lessons in 2nd grade for sight reading. After that all bets were off. I've been a singer songwriter since my twenties. If I have something to say, you can bet I'll be writing a song. I'm honored to be a musical director for this project.