Lawyer, magician and writer, Rick Lax, wore this very real looking old man mask on The Strip for a Las Vegas Weekly article. The article talked about Lax's experiences in the mask and how it was different from his normal life. The mask looked incredibly real and even had these creepy looking eyebrows. I was lucky that Rick, who is young, was able to accommodate my request to jump with his walker. We drew a crowd of around 40 tourists as we were taking the photo. I didn't really notice the people that gathered around because my back was to them. Ignorance is bliss! If I would have known about the crowd I think I would have felt self conscious.
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.