25 October 2010
Fighting in Romford
On Saturday I was thrown into the deep end when I was asked to photograph a day of fights, namely MMA, Thai Boxing & Boxing. The event was Keddle's Gym vs All Comers at The City Pavilion in Romford, Essex.
I had been asked to concentrate on three fighters, Victor Espinosa, Mati Parks & Alexis Rufus. Victor was up first, suffering from manflu needed to win quickly or risk coughing his lungs up. I had just 18 seconds to get my shots in before the bout was over with Victor winning. Mati was getting well beaten when the ref stopped the fight due to a cut above Mati's eye. Alexis meanwhile won a world title!
My conclusion from the day that everyone involved is ever-so slightly bonkers, and that photographing fighting is rather difficult. I'm fairly pleased with my attempts, but when I shoot my next fight, it'll be better.