Hi everybody. I haven’t posted in a while but now that our annual party is over (look for a post on it coming up soon) I’ll have time to do more writing. So about a year ago we needed to find a boxing ring for a photo shoot. We ended up finding one at a place called Straight Blast Gym. It’s a Mixed Martial Arts gym that specializes in Brazilian Jujitsu. I thought it was intriguing and visually interesting so I decided to do a project on it. I’ve been hanging around there for the last few weeks and I wanted to share some of the highlights. Here are a few of my favorites:
This project is not like a normal commercial photography shoot in that I can’t use strobes because of safety concerns. It’s been a really great challenge for me. Amanda and Matt at Straight Blast have been great, and I’ve had pretty much free reign to do whatever I want. I’ll be working on and off as the year goes on and I hope to include some location portraits of their competition team with studio lighting. You can see the rest of the photostream here. I’m not really sure where the project is going, but I’ll be posting more photos as it goes along.