I always like traveling, so I was pretty excited when the Guardian Newspaper contacted me to shoot some photos of a five day road trip from Las Vegas to Denver. The assignment was to shoot Instagram photos for a live blog written by Marcel Theroux. Musician Andy Maclure also came along for additional support. It was alot of fun doing the live blog, but shooting photos with a cell phone could be a little frustrating.
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.