Smoking always looks cool, so I am always excited to get assignments where people are smoking. I recently had the opportunity to photograph Fernando Domínguez of Imperial Tobacco. We met at the Montecristo Cigar Bar in the Mirage. During the first have of the meeting I shot his interview with the writer David Savona. During the second part we took some portraits around the bar. I used one light with a beauty dish turned all the way down so I could also get the available light.
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.