From "City of Mines," by Anderson & Low.

(Photo by Anderson & Low, "City of Mines" project. © Anderson & Low.)

London-based photographers Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low are best known for their portraits of elite athletes. Their 2008 portfolio “Champions” included nude black-and-white images of tennis star Venus Williams and NFL legend Terrell Owens. More recently, they were allowed to photograph top Chinese gymnasts at a government-run training facility in Beijing.

So perhaps it’s surprising that Anderson & Low’s latest project is a series of photos taken in and around the historic Colorado mining town of Victor. Their “City of Mines" images are on display at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center through Jan. 3. (There's also a book.) The two spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.

From "City of Mines," by Anderson & Low.

(Photo by Anderson & Low, "City of Mines" project. © Anderson & Low.)

From "City of Mines," by Anderson & Low.

(Photo by Anderson & Low, "City of Mines" project. © Anderson & Low.)

From "City of Mines," by Anderson & Low.

(Photo by Anderson & Low, "City of Mines" project. © Anderson & Low.)

From "City of Mines," by Anderson & Low.

(Photo by Anderson & Low, "City of Mines" project. © Anderson & Low.)

From "City of Mines," by Anderson & Low.

(Photo by Anderson & Low, "City of Mines" project. © Anderson & Low.)

From "City of Mines," by Anderson & Low.

(Photo by Anderson & Low, "City of Mines" project. © Anderson & Low.)

From "City of Mines," by Anderson & Low.

(Photo by Anderson & Low, "City of Mines" project. © Anderson & Low.)

From "City of Mines," by Anderson & Low.

(Photo by Anderson & Low, "City of Mines" project. © Anderson & Low.)