Here are some recent photos of competitive eater Miki Sudo for Mental Floss Magazine. The magazine decided to send her to one of the Las Vegas' local restaurants for the shoot. It was fascinating to hear all her stores about the many eating competitions she participates in around the country. My favorite part of the article is when they listed some of her stats she has achieved during her competitive eating career: 71 Twinkies in six minutes; 76 tamales in 10 minutes, 109 hard-boiled eggs in eight minutes, and 172 wings in 12 minutes.
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.