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Fighter Pictures with Frank

Frank is a member at Warrior's Boxing and Fitness, where my studio is located and he wanted some simple fighter pictures for his social media. So I went out into the gym and we shot some of him working the heavy bag. Frank really hits the bag hard and there were a lot of frames of him bending the bag.

Frank bending the bag with a punch.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Sparring at Warriors' Boxing and Fitness

I went down to Warriors Boxing and Fitness this morning to shoot some sparring so I can get my timing back for next weekend's show. I wasn't going to go, but I kicked my ass and went down there. I had a chance encounter with Alysha Sopoco and she gave me some great kicking pictures. In addition there were a lot of people at sparring this morning. Thanks to everyone who was out.

Flying side kick

Rob and Calvin Caron

Frank crushing the bag.

Leo waiting to get back in the ring and spar.

Boxer Leo Kamara

I went to Warriors Boxing and Fitness last night to drop off some prints and decided to make some images while I was there. Amateur boxer Leo Kamara was there. I've met him before and he's always working hard whenever I'm at the gym. I asked him if he wanted to take a couple of pictures.

I shot about 15 frames from various angles etc. I liked one pose in particular and we did 2 variations on it. I think they turned out very well.

Lighting was done with a soft box in behind and a 7' parabolic in front. F7.1 / 1/200th / ISO 100

Leo stretching during training.

Leo, ready for his fight this weekend

Alternate pose

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Promotional Boxing Pictures

Undefeated pro boxer Marc Pagcaliwangan came into studio yesterday for some promotional pictures for an upcoming event. Marc is 10-0-1 as a professional. He trains out of Mississauga and Los Angeles. Marc is the boxing instructor for Platinum MMA in London, Ontario.

Undefeated Canadian Boxer Marc Pagcaliwangan

Thanks to Dean Archer for capturing this behind the scenes photo

Boxing Training Session with Kara - Old School

The first time I photographed anything to do with boxing was 3 years ago when Kara invited me to shoot her training session. The photo session took place at Boomerz Boxing Club a beautiful old school boxing gym located in downtown London. With the exposed brick, wood floors and old time posters I knew this had to be photographed in black and white. Kara's striking coach is Gord Riddell who's worked with some of the top fighters in London. (and yes his fist is legitimately the size of her face)

It was really great to look back on this shoot that started me off in boxing and allowed me to meet some many great people, like Lawrence Boom. I have to get back out to Boomerz to photograph another training session soon.

Kara taking a break from training.

Kara taking a break from training.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

SHAW BOXING 2017 - Pro Boxing in Toronto

The Shaw Boxing event is a fund raising event held every year to benefit the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. I was shooting for Below the Belt Magazine and Dameon Okposio.

Kevin Higson defeated Ryan Young by decision to capture the North American and Canadian super welterweight titles.

Tim Cronin defeated Nathan Millier in a close decision to become the new Canadian Light Heavyweight champion

Tariq Ismail defeats Dylan Rushton in his professional boxing debut in a 4 round decision.

Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

The Shaw Festival produces and presents the work of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and playwrights writing anywhere in the world during, or about, the era of Shaw’s lifetime.  In the Spirit of George Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival provokes the mind and stirs the soul through a theatre experience so compelling that, year after year, ever broadening groups of artists, audiences and supporters are drawn to our work in Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond. The Shaw produces 10 to 12 plays each season, with approximately 800 performances in our four theatres, to audiences totaling about 300,000 people.

The Shaw Boxing event provides a unique opportunity to interact with clients and network with colleagues in the business community, during the reception and throughout the evening. Hosted at the venerable Fairmont Royal York, guests enjoy first class hospitality throughout the evening including a gourmet dinner, wine, after-dinner spirits, and refreshments during the boxing matches. The three bouts are professionally sanctioned fights, providing the chance to enjoy high-quality sporting action close to their table. The guest list includes 700+ CEOs and senior executives from the ranks of Canada’s leading companies including audit, tax & advisory, major banks, law, investment, private equity, and real estate.

SHAW BOXING - Pro Boxing in Toronto

SHAW BOXING - Pro Boxing in Toronto

The Shaw Boxing event is a fund raising event held every year to benefit the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This year on April the 4th is a great night of fights. I've personally know 5 of the 6 boxers on the card and have previously photographed 4 of them.

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Beware of old men...

The saying goes "Beware of old men in professions when men usually die early." Entirely true in this case, a group of fine gentlemen that would lay you out if necessary. They give of their time to teach boxing and other assorted combat arts at Warrior's Boxing and Fitness. I finally pinned them down for a coaches portrait session and I am very happy with the results. The amount of knowledge, wisdom and lore that is in this group is really incredible.

Rob Caron, Owner, Head Coach / Warrior's Boxing and Fitness

Hollis, Wrestling Coach / Warriors Boxing and Fitness

Bob, Coach / Warriors Boxing and Fitness

Al, Coach / Warriors Boxing and Fitness

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

- Warrior’s Boxing is London’s Largest Boxing Club with 4500 square feet of training space. Amateur & Professional Boxing for ages 7+, Males and Females. We provide competitive boxing, boxing for fitness, fitness classes, personal training. (strength, conditioning, weight loss, boxing 1 on 1, team and group sport specific training)

Athletic Nudes with Jesse

Amateur boxer, clothing line owner and part time model Jesse Cronk dropped by the studio last week. He wanted to shoot my Athletic Implied Nudes project. Jesse who excels at pretty much everything killed it. His dedication to fitness is really impressive considering how busy he is.

Jesse owns Cronk Lifestyle Clothing - check them out.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

- CRONK is a lifestyle fashion brand designed for every athlete and fitness enthusiast... For those with the motivation to succeed!!

Steve Wilcox the new WBA - NABA Super Lightweight Champion

Steven Wilcox defeats Jesus Singwancha for the WBA NABA Super Lightweight Title. Professional boxing returned to Hamilton, Ontario Saturday night. Three Lions Promotions gave us Hamilton Fights for the Cure a cancer fundraiser. Steeltown Boxing's Steve Wilcox captures the vacant title.

Teaser Images for Athletic Series with MacKenna

Boxer / Kick boxer MacKenna came into studio a couple of weeks ago to shoot some general purpose images and for my implied nude athlete series. MacKenna's a natural athlete with good body awareness in space. We hit the standard poses and then tried for a couple fun ones.

Photo Shoot with Pro Boxer Winston Matthews

Professional Boxer Winston Matthews came down to the studio last night for some promo work before his next fight Saturday night against another friend Steve Rainford. Jus Win looked to be in great shape and was super relaxed. I'm looking forward to shooting the fights Saturday night in Mississauga on the United Promotions Card.

Warriors' Boxing

I went down to Warriors Boxing last week to shoot some sparring and workouts. Warriors is always a great place to photograph in. Rob Caron is very welcoming. It is a lot of fun to go to the local boxing clubs and shoot, you get to meet a lot different people.

Promo Shoot with 3 Lions Promotions

I went down to Hamilton recently to shot promotional pictures for 3 Lions Promotions for there upcoming show on October 1st. Steeltown Boxing Gym was very welcoming as I shot with Dylan Rushton, Josh O'Reilly, Kevin Higson, Jesse Wicox and Steve Wilcox. I'll post up the poster material once it has been set. Right now I just have a short video clip.