"What does it take for me to get arrested?" asked Cynthia Papermaster, 70, as she laid in the road. Impeding traffic was enough of an offense, as members of LVMPD reluctantly handcuffed her. Creech Air Force Base and the small town it is near, Indian Springs, are located about an hour outside of Las Vegas. It is also home to one of the largest drone programs run by the Air Force. The drones flown out of Creech are responsible for flying missions all over the world. A group of protestors gathered there to express their displeasure with the program. The protest was generally peaceful and the police acted professionally. There are similar protests all over the country near other bases involved in the drone program.
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.