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Lion Fighting Championships

It's been a while since I've shot MMA due to a change in tack for me and the way in which I want to work, however I had arranged with Leo Alderman some time ago to shoot Lion Fighting Championships some time ago and true to my word I was looking forward to getting back up [...]

By | October 7th, 2014|Blog, Featured, Sport, Sport|0 Comments

Katie

I was contacted recently by a friend of a friend who owns a gym to come and shoot some portraits of one the girls he's been spending time personal training. We swapped messages and images to gain a good idea of what we were after and took it from there. I had no direct contact [...]

By | September 14th, 2014|Blog, Featured, Portraiture|0 Comments

Dannii

Dannii is a friend of Elisha who I shot not long ago. She's another leggy Woking girl! We'd spent some time chatting on FB and arranged a shoot at my flat for a Sunday afternoon. All went well and once again my house was turned into a photo studio. Dannii and I clicked and although [...]

By | September 6th, 2014|Blog, Featured, Portraiture|0 Comments

Corporate Headshots

Corporate headshots are something that I've fancied having a crack at for some time. I really enjoy shooting portraits anyway and what better way to exercise this than with my own company. The setup was easy and very quick, a simple white wall, shoot through umbrella and light for highlights and separating the subject from [...]

By | August 19th, 2014|Blog, Featured, Portraiture|0 Comments

Dasha

This weekend I has the pleasure of shooting Dasha. Dasha's mum had contacted me some time ago with a view to take some snaps of her daughter.  I knew that this would be a challenging shoot as I have been recently used to shooting women in lingerie,  so coming up with poses and lighting for [...]

By | July 28th, 2014|Blog, Featured, Portraiture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Enfusion Live

Enfusion Live 19 London was the second time that I'd shot for Kieran Keddle. I'd been looking forward to the event for some time. I really enjoy shooting K1, quite a bit more than MMA, mor striking more kicks and no BJJ which although technical isn't very interesting from a photographic perspective. We arrived early [...]

By | July 1st, 2014|Blog, Featured, Sport|0 Comments

Elisha

This weekend I had the pleasure of my second proper photoshoot with a model. Elisha is a friend of Sunny who I shot recently and is a tattoo artist. We'd been plotting for a while so had an idea of what between us we wanted to shoot. Similar to Sunny, Elisha hadn't modeled previously which surprised [...]

By | June 27th, 2014|Blog, Featured, Portraiture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Unexpected Pleasure

Recently I've become a little jaded with the MMA photography due to a number of issues. I really want a different challenge. I know that I really like taking photos of people - both guys and girls, It's a bit more technical and I really enjoy controlling lighting with strobes and lights so I thought I'd [...]

By | May 11th, 2014|Blog, Featured, Portraiture|0 Comments

BAMMA 15 – Alex Montagnani vs. Nathan Jones

This weekend we're all set for the long awaited matchup between two of London's most well known fighters, Alex Montagnani vs Nathan Jones - BAMMA 15 at London's Copper Box Arena. Both fighters have held belts at Fury in the last twelve months and both are well liked on the London scene, this is a fight [...]

By | April 2nd, 2014|Blog, Featured, London, Sport, Sport, UK|0 Comments

Killacam Fight Night 7

Last weekend we took a trip to Margate for Killacam Fight Night 7 Invictus. I've never been to Margate or to a Killacam event. To be totally frank, I wasn't sure what to expect, however I've met the promoter Cameron Else several times both at events where he was spectating and at Cage Warriors where [...]

By | March 26th, 2014|Blog, Featured, Sport, Sport, UK|0 Comments

Image Usage and Copyright

As I have progressed on my mixed martial arts photography over the last seventeen months my kit has improved as have my images, I've now attended thirty five events in this time. I've got a decent name for myself in the industry and am fairly well recognised in the South of the UK. I've been [...]

By | March 12th, 2014|Blog, Featured|0 Comments

UFC Fight Night Gustafsson vs. Manuwa

UFC Fight Night Gustafsson vs. Manuwa fight day was upon us yesterday and to say I was excited was an understatement. Ive never been to an arena of the sixe of the O2 for any event let alone for a fight night so i was expecting good things. Once checked in I casually took a look [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|Blog, Featured, London, Sport, Sport|0 Comments

UFC Fight Night London – Gustafsson vs. Manuwa at O2 Arena

After the last three days of hard graft its time for the main event  - UFC Fight Night London - Gustafsson vs. Manuwa at O2 Arena. This will be the biggest MMA event that the UK has seen, the O2 sold out 16,000 tickets some time ago such is the demand. The event will be [...]

By | March 8th, 2014|Blog, Featured, London, Sport, UK|0 Comments

UFC London Countdown

Six days to go until UFC Fight Night arrives in London. Prior to that we have a stack of work to do. Press duties are taken up from Wednesday through to Saturday, lots of work is on the horizon and far from being three days off work, this will be three days of hard work [...]

By | March 3rd, 2014|Blog, Featured, Sport, UK|0 Comments

Stand and Bang

Another Saturday and another event for me. This time Stand and Bang in Woking in a ring with ropes as opposed to an octagon with fencing. Yes it was time for a bit of K1 / klickboxing and straight boxing. This isn't my normal fare however the few kickboxing events that I've been to have [...]

By | February 26th, 2014|Blog, Featured, Sport|0 Comments

Cage Warriors 64

The date for my birthday was to be Cage Warriors 64 at London’s Kentish Town, another card stacked full of talent  with the main three events being fighters that I had previously watched in some very exciting fights. Danny ‘Hot Chocolate’ Roberts, Jake ‘Brutal’ Bostwick and ‘Capcom’ Cory Tait. The undercard was no less exciting [...]

By | February 17th, 2014|Blog, Featured, Sport, UK|0 Comments

Manuwa vs. Gustafsson

First post of the year for me and its a good one. I've been suffering from camera withdrawal symptoms over the last few weeks so was glad to get the call from MMAPlus to invite me to Gymbox for a quick lunchtime shoot for the Manuwa vs. Gustafsson fight at UFC Fight Night London on [...]

By | January 26th, 2014|Blog, Featured, London, Sport, UK|0 Comments

MMA Photography Roundup for 2013

I thought it would be good to do a review of my year, most likely like everyone else is going to do. I had set myself a few soft goals this year, mostly based around my MMA photography, I wanted to shoot a UFC event and to become the 'official photographer' for an event and [...]

By | December 27th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Sport, UK, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BAMMA 14 – LG Arena

Well what to say about the event this weekend.... BAMMA 14 promised a lot with a stacked card, the audience expected a lot from what would be the last event of the year before the Christmas break, everyone was looking forward to some time off after a full year of  relentless training and working I [...]

By | December 16th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Sport|0 Comments

The Wedding Present Play “Hit Parade” at Shepherds Bush

Another superb gig from The Wedding Present. The band performed Hit Parade in its entirety. The set started with a few favorites, after third song Kennedy I could have left just then happy! David Gedge was on form as ever and despite twenty years of playing still showed as much vigor as I witnessed when [...]

By | December 9th, 2013|Blog, Featured, London, Music|0 Comments

Combat Company Richmond

Second trip to Combat Company Richmond for me and this time I was here to take some pictures of Nathan Jones and his buddies Jack and Chase. As always we had a warm welcome. I was admittedly a bit short for time so got on with sorting lights out ready for the shoot. I really [...]

By | November 12th, 2013|Blog, Featured|0 Comments

BAMMA 13

BAMMA 13 was a big deal for me, having covered UCMMA and cage warriors this was the final organisation of the top three MMA events that I had left to cover. I'd also done quite a bit of work with MMAPlus for the magazine with Jimmy Wallhead and of course local hero Max Nunes was [...]

By | November 12th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Sport, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Enfusion Live – Nov 2013

Enfusion Live was a new event for me as I'd not been cageside for kickboxing before. Arriving early with Roberto from MMAPLUS we did our normal and found McDonald's, this has become a bit of a tradition, the mid afternoon snack of the winning team before an event. We were met at the event and [...]

By | November 12th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Music, Sport, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cage Warriors 60 at Kentinsh Town Forum

This was my second trip to see Cage Warriors, the previous trip had been up to Liverpool so I was glad to be a bit closer to home at The Kentish Town Forum. The event was well run from the off, I introduced myself to the official Cage Warriors photographer, Dolly Clew who couldn't have [...]

By | October 28th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Sport, Sport|0 Comments

Jimi Manuwa Photoshoot at Lions Pride Gym

Some time ago Roberto of MMAPlus asked me if I would like to come and shoot Jimi Manuwa prior to his UFC fight in Manchester, of course I jumped at the chance. Especially so as it Jimi's gym, Lions Pride is just down the road from me in Croydon.   I'd met Jimi very briefly [...]

By | October 27th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Sport|0 Comments

Jimmy Wallhead

I was recently invited to shoot "Judo" Jimmy Wallhead for MMAPLUS up in Leicester, another of the fighters due to appear at BAMMA 13 in Birmingham on September 14th. I'd not seen Jimmy fight live before but spent a bit of time looking him up before the trip to the Rough House. Jimmy started out [...]

By | September 16th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Sport, Sport, UK|0 Comments

New Wave Academy

Back to where it all started a few weekends ago. Colin Nwadike at New Wave Academy, my local MMA club invited me back to take some more fighter pictured for the website and for any events that are coming up. It was great to see some of the same faces again and to see how [...]

By | September 2nd, 2013|Blog, Featured, London, Portraiture, Sport, UK|0 Comments

Cage Warriors 57

Last Saturday a trip up to Liverpool and Manchester for the MMAPLUS took place. Cage Warriors 57 and MMAExpo were on the menu. I've never been to Liverpool or Manchester so was pleased to see that there were no shell suits, perms and my car returned with all four wheels still attached, so none of the [...]

By | July 25th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Sport, UK|0 Comments

A Short Post about MMA Photography

I've been doing MMA photography for around nine months now and fortunately fell into it, it wasn't something that I decided to do at all, more an opportunity that jumped out at me partially by chance and I decided to grab it with both hands. I was hooked after my first event at Fury 6 [...]

By | June 4th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Sport, UK|1 Comment

Combat Company Richmond Interclub Competition

This weekend as there was a lack of big events in the area I asked the guys at Combat Company Richmond if I could come and shoot for them. I've previously done some portraits for them so thought that this might be a bit of fun and a chance to see some of the more regular club members. The event was [...]

By | May 27th, 2013|Blog, Featured, London, Sport, UK|0 Comments
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