I’ve photographed Paul on several occassions and it was great to catch up with him on Saturday just prior to The Specials gig at The Olympia. Paul has just been signed for Californian based Bellator MMA (who are the biggest MMA tournament organisation in the world).
We had a retake mid week for a slightly different look and I’ll publish them soon with Martin Stapleton also in them from the Saturday night but this was worth a view on the blog.
Ace local mixed martial arts star, Paul Sass, is someone I’ve photographed on many occassions for magazines and the cage fighting at The Olympia and it was good to do more shots with him for Fighters Only magazine last year. A couple of years ago Paul got signed up for the UFC series and has been doing brilliantly in this.
These were done at the Kaobon gym in Wavertree and despite the packed surroundings (there was a full on gym session taking place whilst we did the shoot) we got the job done with the aid of some off camera flash to add some dramatic style.