MMA fighter Jose Rodriguez in a crossfit gym in Portland Oregon
Famous lighting giant Broncolor USA commissioned badass photographer Andy Batt to create a training video with some of their newest lighting technology. Andy decided to take the class on the road, and photographed mixed martial artists athletes Will Hatcher and Jose Rodriguez to stage a fight in a gym in Portland, Oregon. The lighting was an intense mix of natural and strobe light, to stop the action and freeze authentic moments in time. The results are a series of images that are so real, you almost want to flinch. You can almost feel the sweat, the emotion, and the impact. These urban warriors are gritty and real. The sport portraits are both heroic and dramatic.