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Best of 2010 - MMA Culture Photos

This post was originally featured for Deftperception.com This year started with shooting local fights for fun to shooting cageside at the Ultimate Fighting Championships for Heavy MMA along side Esther Lin and Tracy Lee. These 2 have been shooting for a long time and have helped my growth enormously; going from looking at their pictures behind my desk to actually being there is quite a trip. My personal highlights include shooting my first UFC cageside and working with All Elbows for the KJ Noons Strikeforce promotion alongside E. Casey Leydon. I've always loved their work and being included on one of their projects was a true honor. Working along side Loco throughout this time has been one of the best experiences of my life.

We spent the beginning of the year photographing fighters from K1, including Mark "fightshark" Miller, Strikeforce fighter Conor Huen and WEC's Dominick Cruz. At the time, Dominick was preparing to battle Brian Bowles for the title. I also was able to shoot and work with Fabricio "Morongo" Camoes, who tapped me out for photos, which was a first.

I shot some various cage setup's with Vanguard MMA's Eric Lee. He builds and fabricates some of the best custom cages in the business including RVCA, Blackhouse, The Noguera Brothers Gym, Huntington Beach Ultimate Training Center and others.

Enjoy the photos!

Photos by James Law

Dominick Cruz

Jason Mayhem Miller

KJ Noons

Conor Heun

Mark "Fightshark" Miller

Mark Doze

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Eric Lee of Vanguard MMA

Alex Soto of Undisputed Gym in San Diego

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James Law Feature | Photo and Video Highlights

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Thank you for taking the time to view a selection of my highlights. The range of media below will showcase my work in video and photography in mixed martial arts, falconry, portrait and travel/lifestyle documentation. My strengths in these forms of media can contribute to branding efforts, social media campaigns, add to awareness of affiliate marketing strategies while providing a unique perspective in utilizing complimentary and powerful video and photographic techniques.

Below you will find a selection of video and photos from recent shoots with fighters and individuals in the MMA community.

Mark "Fightshark" Miller: A brief look into his struggle with open heart surgery and making his comeback to MMA - on the road to fighting for the UFC (Video below).

A selection of photos from the Mark "Fightshark" Miller photoshoot at Eddie Bravo's Legends Mixed Martial Arts Training Center in Los Angeles, CA.

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Familiar Faces:

Wanderlei Silva at his gym, testing out some new gear in early 2009

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Jason "Mayhem" Miller: Prefight with Jake Shields

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Before UFC 106 - vs. Griffin 2, I worked with Fabricio Camoes and provided images for his promotion at a local boutique gym and Brazilian Ju Jitsu Class.

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Below is a brief selection of photos of local fighter portraits and images from fights in San Diego, CA.

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Travel and Lifestyle Photography -

Trip to LA pre photoshoot with Mark Miller

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Jack Law is an Apprentice Falconer in San Diego, this short series and accompanying video shows Jack's last day as he released the Red Tail Hawk back into the wild.

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Jack releases his Red Tail Hawk 2009 from James Law on Vimeo.

Thank you for your time - I hope that these photos and videos evoked a powerful feeling of curiosity and excitement. I would like my work to speak for itself; always pointing towards a theme and a meaning, behind every image and clip.

Regards,

James Law