Behind the lens: The unsung heroes – Scott Hirano Pt.2

Cristiane Justino by Scott Hirano

A great way to gain insight into Scott Hirano’s creative direction and how he gets the photos he does is to take a look at his inspiration. His photojournalistic style is inspired by the likes of: James Nachtwey, Eugene Richards, Nina Berman, and especially one of his favorites W. Eugene Smith. He feels that their secret is to invest a lot of time into their subjects, which in turn creates images that are way too real.

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Behind the lens: The unsung heroes – Thomas Weber Pt.1

Laura Aiee

You may recall that last month we introduced this new feature called “Behind the Lens: The Unsung Heroes” – a celebration and tip of the hat to some of the best photographers in the fight industry. For it is these guys and girls that help to accelerate the growth of female fighting, and they often go unnoticed as people. Our first photographer that we’ll be taking a look at is Thomas Weber.

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Lucy Payne Training Shoot

Lucy Payne Training Shoot

Every day for the next four days, we’ll be posting a Judgement Day 2 article, one for each of the four female fighters competing at the event. We have an interview with Victoria Lomax; who challenges from the Awakening World Title, and both Vicky Church and Lauren ‘The Hatchet’ Huxley who face each other for a British Title.

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FusBoxe Baby Face

Maureen Babyface Riordon

We decided to pay Maureen Riordon a visit whilst passing through Denver, Colorado last year. We caught up with her at FusBoxe MMA and Fitness, and pestered her to allow us to capture her training regime. She was being put through her paces by partner and coach Michael Sullivan. They were very welcoming and we’d recommend FusBoxe to anyone in the area wanting to keep fit.

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The Hatchet II

The Hatchet

We recently travelled to Swansea, Wales to do a fun photo shoot with the young 16 year old up-and-coming Muay Thai fighter Lauren ‘The Hatchet’ Huxley. An exciting fighter that we lovingly named ‘The Hatchet’ (see earlier article), Lauren and her family happily took the name and ran with it.

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