The Shadow-Side of Natalie Vie

A Black & White Portrait of a US Fencer

{ in thirteen photographs }


Natalie Vie is an American athlete in the sport of fencing. Vie currently fences on the FIE Women’s Epee World Circuit for Team USA. She is ranked in the top 100 in the world and the US Women’s Epee Team is ranked #4. She was the 4th alternate for the US Women’s Epee team which won the Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games and was the alternate for the 2013 Panamerican Games in Colombia where the US Women’s Epee team captured the Gold medal. Vie is now ranked #5 on the US Rankings for Women’s Epee. (Bio from Natalie’s website.)

Shot in natural light in Hollywood, CA

Negative: Ilford FP4 Plus 125 Black & White Medium Format Film

Camera: Mamiya 645e with 80mm Lens

Photographs by Matteo Marchisano-Adamo