Gala Ricote

Ashleigh Johnson, one of the world's greatest goalkeepers, stands as the centerpiece of this photographic series. Her remarkable achievements, including leading Team USA to Gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics, have solidified her status as an athletic icon. 

In the first image, I deliberately capture her reflection in the pool, showcasing the physical power that propels her to greatness. Her back, glistening with effort, speaks volumes about her dedication and athleticism.

Yet, beyond the athleticism, we glimpse her laughter—sweet, genuine, and radiant. These moments reveal her soul, her kindness, and the beautiful spirit that defines her. Through this series, I celebrate not just the athlete but the remarkable woman whose presence by the pool is a testament to both her physical prowess and her inner grace.

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