Now a legend, Fred Goudon was one of the photographers of the steamy Dieux du Stade [Stadium Gods], a series of annual calendars featuring erotic and artistic photos of the players of the Stade Français first XV rugby team. The artist focuses his work on the male physique. His convincing compositions and expertise in the treatment of light create a familiar atmosphere and transform his models into Greek gods. Born in Cannes, Fred Goudon studied journalism and launched his career as a press photographer. He travelled to Los Angeles as a correspondent for French newspapers in the late 1980s and found his vocation there in fashion photography. He subsequently worked for modelling agencies and prestigious brands, publishing many works, including Dieux du Stade in 2006, 2014, 2015, and 2016 but also the Calendrier des Pompiers [Firefighters' Calendar] in 2016 and 2017 as well as that of Agriculteurs [Farmers] in 2017.