Recent photos of a shoot I did for LIVESTRONG for the "Success Story" feature on their website. Paula Bishop has lost 100 pounds by changing to a healthy diet and exercising on a regular basis. We met at her home and walked to a park where she regularly trains at to get some workout photos. After that we went to her house for some additional photos. It always amazes me the amount of organization and work it takes to make a big life change like what Paula did. I was an inspirational shoot and made me start a new workout program of my own.
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.