I was recently asked to photograph a special art installation by First Friday Las Vegas. The event, which is part of the Downtown Project, attracts 20,000 people months. I was asked to photograph a live painting demonstration. There were six stations setup and each stain featured two artists working on two different canvases. Each station, called a "guerrilla cage," would later be displayed in different areas throughout the city. My job was to document the entire process. It was a real pleasure to watch so many great artists' visions come to fruition.
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.