Finally back from Northern California and the High Sierras. Here is a photo of the Rev. Deacon Bonnie Polley. She is chaplain at the Clark County Detention Center and has held that position for the last 26 years. The Detention Center is a maximum security facility that currently runs at a little over maximum capacity. We spoke for a while and she said that she had ministered to many people including O.J. Simpson and and that prisoners usually came in waves. She said that there were currently a new group of child killers being held at the facility. Every time I took here photo she would say "Jesus" because it would help her smile.
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.