The SALT Conference in Las Vegas always brings out some big speakers. This year was no different as folks like Al Gore, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, T. Boone Pickens and many of the worlds billionaire CEO's spoke at the conference. It was a fascinating and scary time as many of these financial experts have predicted the United States to dip back into recession at the end of the year. I certainly hope this isn't true as Nevada has been on of the states hardest hit by the economy.
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.