Here are some photos of the artist Frank James. He builds miniature buildings out of found materials and is currently attempting to raise money to build a World Trade Center memorial. James was a pretty interesting guy and I spent a few hours with him mostly just talking. During his life he has done many things including designing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's bed.
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.