Inspired by the Olympic spirit, the Indy photographed 11 athletes from five of the Triangle’s professional sports teams and one ballet company. We skipped the wreaths of olive branches and instead imagined these hardworking athletes at their leisure. Armed with classic summertime garden games such as croquet and badmintonwhich, by the way, is an Olympic sportthese athletes braved the heat in the hottest summer fashions. Read the full article by Karlie Justus.

Jessica Fuller provided production assistance for this shoot.