Mixed Martial Arts fighting has exploded onto the televised sports scene like an overextended knee cap under the pressure of wicked Brazilian judo hold. Blamo! With this increased interest in the sport, a number of training techniques have emerged, each promising to give competitors the edge in the octagon. One of the oddest techniques must be a restricted breathing gas mask favored by Joseph Carroll out of Charlotte. I traveled down there to make some portraits of Joseph in training with this crazy mask deal a few months ago; here’s the printed results.
A few more from the take . . .