Here are some from a recent trip to the Molycorp Mine. The mine produces rare earth elements that are used in many of today's latest technologies. The mine is one of the few places in the world that produce the rare earths. China is the main producer or rare earths and has been drastically cutting the amount of rare earths it exports.
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.