Archive for April, 2009
The Sounds of HBO’s 24/7
The Sounds of HBO's 24/7

Every time I watch an episode of Pacquiao Hatton 24/7, I’m in awe.  In fact, all of the 24/7 ‘seasons’ have blown me away.  This is the first fight barker series (essentially, a commercial) that I’ve been floored by from top to bottom.  I want to call them documentaries, because to me, they feel like [...]

Don’t forget! Sengoku 8 this weekend
Don't forget! Sengoku 8 this weekend

We’re not a news blog or anything but some MMA sites are whining about the lack of MMA. Well, don’t forget that the second round of Sengoku’s Featherweight Grand Prix are this weekend! The first round was quite excellent and full of quality fights, I know this second round is going to be just as [...]

Stylin’ Jiu Jitsu Wallet from Poketo
Stylin' Jiu Jitsu Wallet from Poketo

Jiu Jitsu wallet?  That’s right!  The awesome folks at Poketo in collaboration with illustrator Yusaku Hanakuma, are offering their signature artist wallets with this nifty design clearly proclaiming the artist’s love of grappling.  I sported a Deth P. Sun designed wallet for years until it came apart, as vinyl wallets will do after years of [...]

Rest In Peace, Blue Iris.
Rest In Peace, Blue Iris.

Today, I’d like to pay tribute to a wonderful woman who passed yesterday, Blue Iris.

Forget it, Mayhem. It’s Chinatown.
Forget it, Mayhem. It's Chinatown.

As promised, a few more unpublished images from my FIGHT! Magazine shoot of Mayhem noir style.  I mentioned before that I relished the chance to do something stylized for a mag and when Mayhem called me, I knew this was the chance.  The actual shoot was done between my backyard, which I use as a [...]

Did you know?
Did you know?

In Porky’s, after the smooth talking, smooth plannin’ Jewish kid, Brian Schwartz, gets picked on by the bigot friend Tim Cavanaugh (who happens to be getting beat on by his father) beats Tim up in a fair fight, Tim’s friends inquire as to how the now-so-much-cooler Brian learned to fight.

We still use film.
We still use film.

Recently while shamelessly plugging my posts on the Sherdog forums, I came across a user who felt the need to tell me I couldn’t cut it as a model, and therefore became a photographer. Stupid me, I actually responded and defended myself but looking back, I didn’t need to say a thing because why should [...]

Just a reminder on how badass Shogun can be
Just a reminder on how badass Shogun can be

In anticipation of this Saturday’s fight between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, we present to you a new Genghis Con film about Shogun’s LHW Grand Prix run in Pride.  Sit back and enjoy these ten minutes of Shogun’s former badassery, which we hope to see a glimmer of in this Saturday’s bout.  [...]

Strikeforce Post Press Conference Videos
Strikeforce Post Press Conference Videos

Casey shot the Strikeforce event’s media offerings for Five Ounces of Pain this past weekend.  He was happy to do it because we here at All Elbows are not enough of an entity to get credentialed on our own (yet).  I’m going to be a jackass and straight up say they’re the best quality of [...]

MMA Fashion: Kinnikuman x Caol Uno + 10AC Line
MMA Fashion: Kinnikuman x Caol Uno + 10AC Line

I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a fashion nut.  At the moment, my wallet’s too thin to indulge in my desires, but I still read and keep up on what’s going on in Japan.  From Hypebeast via Honeyee (I always have to wait for Hypebeast to translate for me because I can’t seem to remember [...]

Fight Night in San Jose
Fight Night in San Jose

Not saying this as an excuse, okay, it is (but it really makes a giant difference)–I wasn’t able to shoot cageside due to the limited number of spots. I was at Strikeforce to cover the event for Fighters Only Magazine, who I shoot for quite often, and you’d think being an internationally distributed MMA magazine [...]

Shamrock vs Diaz Weigh In Photos
Shamrock vs Diaz Weigh In Photos

Here is a slideshow of the photos from yesterday’s Strikeforce: Shamrock vs Diaz weighins.  Apologies for the delay, I spent a good deal of time wandering around the official hotel trying to get the news about Cyborg/Akano.  There’s just a selection here but if you’re looking for someone in particular, I loaded more to SmugMug [...]

Strikeforce Weigh Ins: Video
Strikeforce Weigh Ins: Video

We are in San Jose and just returned from Strikeforce’s weigh ins for Shamrock vs Diaz. Pretty typical stuff. Lots of fighters, lots of bottles of Pedialyte, and of course Nick goes Dana White on Frank Shamrock’s lower back tattoo… same old same old. Big news: Cyborg came in at 152 for a fight at [...]

Shameless Boasting.
Shameless Boasting.

Just wanted to share some work I’m particularly proud of, these are images from my first time working with FIGHT! Magazine on a Mayhem Miller story, “Who Killed Kata?” and it’s in the last issue with Shane Carwin on the cover. When Mayhem called me to do this, I was thrilled because I’d been looking [...]

Dream Chart
Dream Chart

The low-res of the streams I watched combined with my own poor memory of kanji make it a little difficult for me to determine the points on the Dream PK (EK?) Chart. Anyone know?

Good humor.
Good humor.

The Fight Network’s Wai hosts a short video of Kenny Florian impersonating Ben Stiller for a feature called “The Wai In” and it’s wonderful.  It’s funny without taking the usual role of shit-talking and gaybashing that all MMA jokes seem to base themselves upon.  I love my guys at Fightlinker and think their April Fools’ [...]