Here are a couple of photos I recently shot of Air Force Lieutenant Frances Dixon for the Tufts University alumni magazine. The photos were taken just outside Las Vegas near Creech Air Force Base. I wasn't allowed anywhere near the base so we decided to take the photo out in the desert. She was responsible for flying the unmanned drone aircraft and had recently flown several humanitarian missions over earthquake damaged Haiti. She was a very interesting and accomplished person who shoulders a tremendous amount of responsibility.
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.