We helped out with a little MMA photoshoot a couple weeks ago.
Our boy John P was photographing the UFC fighter Anthony Pettis and Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett for Toyo Tires.
Matt knows Anthony Pettis because he's a die-hard UFC fan. I only know about him because I saw him on MTV's World of Jenks one time. Cool guy though, very chill and easy to work with. He lives in Milwaukee and flew in just for a few hours - came straight from LAX to the gym in Fullerton where we shot and then he went directly back to the airport to fly home - kind of crazy.
We shot Anthony doing his his signature "Showtime" kick where he jumps off the fence. It's a pretty legit move.
Then we shot some stuff with Josh Barnett. We grabbed lunch with John and Josh after the shoot - we let Josh choose the spot and I thought we might go grab steaks or burgers or something but he took us to a teahouse where we drank tea and had salads - seriously.
At the end of the shoot Anthony actually climbed into the boxing ring with Stan from Toyo and they sparred for awhile. It was fun to watch up close. Anthony just sort of went at half speed but Stan was not as bad as you'd think for a guy who works in a tire company office all day.
New facebook profile photo :)
Here's one of the final pieces that Toyo used for posters and banners and stuff.