I recently had the opportunity to photograph Mike Tyson for The Guardian. He turned to be a pretty interesting guy. We met at his offices and I got to meet his family and team of people he has working for him. It was all pretty business like. I decided to do a two light setup in his office. I also got some photos of him getting his makeup done to supplement the portraits for the article.
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.