I recently had the opportunity to take a portrait of Maynard James Keenan for the Las Vegas Weekly. I am told that this is a rare opportunity as Keenan can be reclusive. Keenan is best known for being the lead singer of the bands Tool and A Perfect Circle. He is currently promoting Puscifer, a cabaret show he created which will be performed at the Palms Hotel and Casino.
The World Arm Wrestling League (WAL) has all the bravado of professional wrestling with the same competitive legitimacy of UFC. I arrived for WAL's annual championship held at The Orleans in Las Vegas. My main focus was on the British competitor "Mighty" Paul Maiden and his recent comeback from a life threatening illness. On the first day I setup a backdrop in the wrestler registration area for to do some portraits. On the second and third day I mostly focused on the competition and doing one light portraits around the arena. The whole event was such a blast to shoot and filled with so many interesting competitors.