I have always wanted to see the show Absinthe, so when Delta Airlines called me with a project that would give me an opportunity to photograph the show, I jumped at the chance. One of the things they asked me do was to shoot some slice of life shots of people walking up and down Las Vegas Blvd. It is always fun to watch all the tourists wandering around as the sun sets and the city lights go on. The later it gets the more things there are to see. People also act differently when they are walking around outside rather than being in the casino.
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.