Saturday, May 15, 2010

MMA Fighters Shoot

                    This week has been such an excitedly exhausting week for me.  After spending a week with my family in Virginia I was in CT for a day and then headed back to Western MA for about three days before I headed east to Boston.  This shoot was anticipated for a couple of months now so you can imagine how excited I was when my friend; Rodrigo told me to come on out to photograph him while he was doing his MMA training.  I was hoping to photograph some other fighters as well but not counting on it so you can imagine my smile when the coach; John of Wai Kru in Allston, MA, tossed the fighters one by one into the ring with me.  I was a little nervous being around the guys because this was my first time working with fighters but it turned out to be a lot of fun.  The guys couldn't help but cat call each other as they posed for me.  I was about to run out and grab some strawberries and whip cream for the calender lol.  I left the shoot laughing and grateful that I didn't have to do half of the work these fighters do for their training.  They work out insanely hard for hours a day.  I have a lot of respect for them being so dedicated.  Is it bad that I wanted to kick back in the gym and eat a Snickers?  Yeah, I'm horrible.  :op  The fighters were anxiously awaiting these pics and so I wanted to make sure to get them edited as soon as I could and get them up.  So here you go guys!  The fighters are as follows; Adriano Mello, Rodrigo de Almeida, Alex Corbett, UFC fighter John (Doomsday) Howard, Oscar Rosario and Bernardo Fanti.  In the group shots the guy second for the left on the top row is trainer Nick Drummond.  I think Nick gave me the hardest time of all the guys during and after the shoot.  Good group of guys though.  I have no problem going back and working with all of them again.  I hope to in the future.  A big thank you goes out to everyone putting up with me during the shoot while they were training and getting ready for upcoming fights.