San Diego

The Lab - Anthony Farmer

I recently did a shoot for Anthony Farmer of The Lab , and underground, high intensity training facility that utilizes Anthony's motivational and careful supervision. Anthony helped my roommate Michael get into top shape. This shoot was particularly difficult due to the fact that the interior of The Lab is a lit by a variation of different color (temperature) lights and as any photographer knows... it can very very tricky to get a consistent color in a setting like this. For many of these images, I used Lightroom 2.x to massage some of the flat colors.

Enjoy the shots and be sure to check out The Lab when you're in San Diego in Downtown.

All Suited Up in Loco Vegas | UFC 108

UFC108LasVegasTItle I'll make this as quick and as dirty as I can.

Going big in 20 OH Ten -A last minute trip to Vegas for UFC 108 right after a semi adult celebration of New Years Eve in San Diego. We skipped town late and managed to not hit any traffic, however loco did mangle his quad winning the kick flip contest we held in Brastow.

After about 5 "Swingers" references, singing Stu's: What do Tiger's dream of from "The Hangover" and asking far too many times if "does this hotel has a pay phone bank.... my beeper not getting a signal in here" we arrived in Vegas.

We visited our friends Chari and Lindsey early in the evening, delivering an NYE care package of Us Weekly's, Cosmo's, redbulls and a Snuggie. Thoughtful, i know.

Al Powers invited us to come hang out at Lavo, where he was doing some featured photography for the Tapout Party. Once in Lavo, Loco recognized Gary and we hung there for a while meeting Anna and Pamela.... and some guys name Kenny Florian and Keith Jardin. Wrapped up the night with a little 4AM sushi (not a pun) with Tracy Lee and called it a night.

We got up early the next day, on a serious mission to find loco a white bowtie. No freaking clip on's here. We hunted the deepest recesses of Vegas and wound up at the MeadowWoods Mall. There was also a supposed Tapout fan signing, but the guy at Spencer's was adamant that we were getting "Punk'd".

The Tapout girls Anna and Pamela were found wandering around the mall, confused as we were about the case of the missing autograph session. We responded with browsing No Fear. Pamela found a tee shirt from an MMA company that had her posing on the front of it - I had to buy it and get it signed. Ryan was star stuck, but managed to play it cool.

Im tired of typing so I'll let you see the pics. But the rest of the trip ripped by in a blur. We got all suited and booted, looking like bosses and hit our ringside seats at UFC 108 at MGM. It was an amazing time for me considering that was my second UFC ever. What made it more special was the fact that we were rocking our tailored suits, so I think everyone just thought we were official.  Shit, we are official.

Stay tuned for New Years Eve select pics from San Diego.

Love you.

Leaving San Diego....

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Emil's Family Photoshoot | La Jolla Cove, CA

Emil and I have been talking about doing a shoot for a long time now. Before the newest addition to his family, he was interested in doing some photos of he and his then fiance, but we lost touch. Luckily a chance meeting at Ruth's Chris Steak House for a mutual friends birthday party brought us together again. We bounced a couple ideas back and forth and finally decided on doing a family shoot at La Jolla Cove in San Diego, CA.Little Niko was a consummate professional and we were smart enough to plan for Mom to bring some of his favorite toy's to keep him interested in the camera - The shoot went very well, and we got some great images before sunset. Emil was very pleased with the photos and gave me some great shout out's on facebook. I'm learning more and more everyday the true value of doing great work for people and seeing the interest ripple through their friends and family. I feel like I've come a long way in a short amount of time, and coincidentally enough I have my friends and family to thank.

Enjoy the Family Photos for now - and that you to the Sultanov family! James Law

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