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Cali 11 WCK Muay Thai
Cali 11 WCK Muay Thai

Went to Cali 11 WCK Muay Thai event in the hopes of photographing Charles Bissett but was thwarted. However, there were some good fights–all the best ones being in the women’s divisions. Local fights are always fun challenges to shoot with the low light, but it makes for some dramatic images. Thanks to Dustin Pagliughi for […]

Stardom USA: Japanese Women’s Pro Wrestling
Stardom USA: Japanese Women's Pro Wrestling

We went to see Stardom USA, a Japanese women’s pro-wrestling event, touring the US for the first time, in Covina on a Friday night. We loved it so much that I asked to come photograph the Sunday night show in Baldwin Park. So. Much. Fun. Here’s the expanded photo gallery! I posted about 36 or […]

Backstage at Mares vs Moreno
Backstage at Mares vs Moreno

Last night, there was some fantastic action at the Staples Center in the Showtime Championship Boxing ring but I spent most of my time backstage, watching fighters as they prepared mentally for their impending battles. I also edited Tom Casino’s wonderfully visceral action shots and we put together a gallery for you at SHO Sports. […]

Converge at the Echoplex
Converge at the Echoplex

There’s nothing like seeing Converge live.  I feel so alive.  The fervor in the pit isn’t anger, it’s intense mutual love.  A camaraderie among strangers, even onstage where I stood — guys in the opening bands air drummed along to the songs and stage dove along with the crowd. I haven’t shot live music since I don’t […]

Boxing: Garcia vs Morales II Gallery
Boxing: Garcia vs Morales II Gallery

Had the fantastic opportunity to shoot the first boxing event at the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Here’s a few of my favorite shots from that night but head to the full gallery on Sports.Sho.com for the full gallery including all of Tom Casino’s great action shots. Peter Quillin vs Hassan N’Dam stole […]

Barstow
Barstow
James Nachtwey
James Nachtwey

Nearly every time I find myself crying while looking at photos, I look down in the bottom corner and find James Nachtwey‘s name there.  And I was so surprised when I was out shooting in Tokyo with Dan Herbertson when he asked me if I’d seen War Photographer, and I had not.  I didn’t know […]

Art of Sumo – Tomoki Momozono
Art of Sumo - Tomoki Momozono

Sumo. Full of tradition, conflict, scandal. Even in these gorgeous images by Tomoki Momozono, I’m hearing the audio from the Freakonomics segment on sumo wrestling.  It makes the images more beautiful, to me. Hypebeast says: Japanese photographer Tomoki Momozono, otherwise known as MOMO, began his career as a sports photographer in 2001. Following a couple of stints […]

Japan Still Needs Help
Japan Still Needs Help

We can do more. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to Give $10 If you have paypal, the Japanese Red Cross has set up a donation site here. Click here to donate a greater amount to the American Red Cross.   

Pacquiao Margarito Doubleheader
Pacquiao Margarito Doubleheader

We had the fortune of shooting in the camps of both Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito for AOL Fanhouse.  We did these two videos previewing the lead-up to their fight November 13th.  This is really our first foray into boxing and we hope you like it. I also took some lovely photos of Pacquiao and […]

Manny Pacquiao Training Video
Manny Pacquiao Training Video

Hello hello! We’ve been busy busy busy as usual but haven’t had time to make a lot of videos, which is a bummer. However, last week we had the opportunity to visit both Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito while they prepare for their upcoming battle at Cowboys Stadium November 13th.  Here’s our video for AOL […]

Such flattery.
Such flattery.

I had a quietly fun Halloween, happily taking the opportunity to make my little brother an earthworm costume at the last possible second. Middleeasy found this amazing image on twitter from fighter Jessamyn Duke, dressing up as Cris Cyborg and they’re posing in the action of the image.  I am incredibly honored. This is just […]

Strikeforce Feature Shoot: Fedor vs Werdum
Strikeforce Feature Shoot: Fedor vs Werdum

You know, fancy photos from the Showtime set for Strikeforce: Fedor vs Werdum.  Shot on location in the HP Pavilion.  It was tons o’ fun.  As you can see. Fire, water, everything thrown at them.  And yes, Fedor did not react to the explosions and rain being thrown at him, at all.  Not a blink.  […]

Months on film.
Months on film.

I carry my little point-and-shoot 35mm Konica Big Mini around with me, usually loaded with Fuji Natura 1600 or Ilford XP2 (for fun) and I do my best to remember to take photos for personal posterity while working. Here’s a bunch of stuff I’ve shot on film over the last few months. I’ll be posting […]

Rock n’ Jock at AKA
Rock n' Jock at AKA

MTV’s Rock N’ Jock countdown invaded AKA in San Jose for a few days during Strikeforce Challengers week and I hung around for some of the antics with Josh Thomson, Gilbert Melendez, staredown lessons with Mayhem and King Mo, and sparring with Miesha Tate. Though Dirty appeared to survive his fight with Takedown Tate, even […]

Road Trip: I-15 after 108
Road Trip: I-15 after 108

If we’re not on a plane, we’re in our car, driving either to or from Las Vegas on Interstate 15, to or from a Zuffa show, and we pass by skeletons of grand ideas, quiet, abandoned, burned.  Last time, we stopped to snap photos of a burned semi (which is still there, two months later), […]

Road Trip: TUF 10
Road Trip: TUF 10

Here are photos we took to and from (and some in) Vegas for The Ultimate Fighter Finale. Nothin’ much to say really except take a look! Most of these were taken by Casey, I threw a few in here and there, but obviously not the ones that I’m in, duh.

Workin’ the Press Side at UFC 104: Part One
Workin' the Press Side at UFC 104: Part One

Despite the empty headlines of our site and seemingly unchanging slideshow on the main page, we here at All Elbows were actually quite busy last week!  Casey was working for AOL Fanhouse while I was shooting for Fighters Only Magazine.  Unfortunately, or fortunately, the top photos are exclusive to the upcoming issue of the mag, […]

The Super Six by Howard Schatz
The Super Six by Howard Schatz

Showtime got fine art photographer Howard Schatz to shoot images of the fighters involved in their World Boxing Classic, aka The Super Six, and the photos are amazing.   Andre Ward, Carl Froch, Arthur Abraham, Jermaine Taylor, Mikkel Kessler and Andre Dirrell came to New York City that same week I was there for the Gina […]

Photographer Daniel Herbertson
Photographer Daniel Herbertson

Our talented friend, Daniel Herbertson, a fantastic photographer living in Japan and shooting all manner of martial arts (as well as practising them), recently updated his website.  There’s some really great new shots. There’s no permalinks but check out #09 in Street Fashion.  I follow The Sartorialist and a couple other fashion photo blogs, I […]

Mayhem & King Mo visit EA MMA Studios
Mayhem & King Mo visit EA MMA Studios

We’re working on fine tuning our video of Mayhem and King Mo’s visit to EA Tiburon studio to see the making of the EA MMA game. Until then, whet your appetites with photos I took while gawking at the birthplace of the Madden franchise and pretty much all the EA Sports titles. It was loads […]

Epic Music for Fight Scenes
Epic Music for Fight Scenes

We’re really into music here at All Elbows. One of our favorite bands is Explosions in the Sky. If we could, we’d edit tons of fight highlights to their music, but we don’t have the budget of a Hollywood production or sports leagues. Casey’s originally from Texas and we’ve been listening to these awesome instrumentalists […]

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.

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 […]

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