I recently had the opportunity to photograph Nevada's most important appellant attorney, and Boston College alumni Dan Polsenberg for BC Law Magazine. Polsenberg has argued more than 250 cases in front of the Nevada Supreme Court. He routinely argues cases that affect some of Nevada's most important laws. I asked him if he gets nervous before he goes to trial, and he said "after about the 85th case I stopped throwing up." He was nice enough to let me take his photo at two locations, the first was on The Strip, and the second was the Nevada Supreme courtroom in Las Vegas.
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.