Here are some photos I recently took of Jeff Jonas for IBM Systems Magazine. He is best known for his work on the systems that were used to catch the MIT students who were counting cards in Vegas and taking the casinos for millions. The students were made famous in the movie 21. I decided to take him to my favorite alley in Las Vegas for the photo.
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.