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PFC 10 - Windsor - Fight Pictures

Strap in for a lot of pictures in this post. I shot the fights in Windsor on Saturday. 11 exciting matches none of which went to decision. After the fights I edited up the images and delivered them by 3:30 night of the fights. I love working with Prospect Fighting Championships and Jamie Champion who puts on the best shows in Ontario. I got to catch up with my friend Pete Trevino of IStartFights.com, as well.

Pete Trevino - IStartFights.com

Fight #1 - Justin Condi (W) vs Justin Taveirne (L)

Fight #2 - Adam De Freitas (W) vs Kris Allard (L)

Fight #3 - Randi Field (W) vs Amanda Borg (L)

Fight #4 - Shane Monaghan (W) vs Craig Powers (L)

Fight #5 - Jamie Flick (W) vs Lance Snow (L)

Fight #6 - Mattia Hovorka (W) vs Matt Haskell (L)

Fight #7 - Junior Cortez (W) vs Chucky Mady (L)

Fight #8 - Tony Laramie (W) vs Sam Debalke (L)

Fight #9 - Eric Montgomery (W) vs Cody Kent (L)

Fight #10 - Manny Alfaro vs Adam MacDougall (No contest)

Fight #11 - T.J Laramie (W) vs James Dunn (L)

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work.

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.


Athletic Nudes with Simon

I had the chance to work with former fighter and current model Simon Marini a couple of weeks ago. He was a cool guy and had lots of stories to tell during the shoot. He has a great athletic frame and hit the poses really well.

Simon with the flying knee

Warrior

Front kick

- The Athletic Implied Nudes series is an exploration of the human body under muscle stress— understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Clean backgrounds, hard lighting, and black & white photography work together to eliminate distractions and highlight the muscle groups and figure of my subjects.

Beginning with Mixed Martial Artists and Boxers, I have developed my technique to capture rapidly firing muscle groups at high speed in front of the lens. The resulting instinct for timing fight photography has lead to an ability to freeze my subjects at the peak of their motion. Discovering a better understanding of the human form with this project has transitioned into my commercial fitness work, maximizing composition and positioning to best showcase the human form.

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.

Athletic Nudes with Tyler (NSFW)

Amateur mixed martial artist Tyler came into studio for my athletic nude series. He had a wide variety or strikes and his kicks were particularly good for photographing. We didn't shoot a tonne of pictures as my timing was good that night and Tyler was deadly accurate.

Tyler delivering a spinning back kick to the bag

Full extension on the high kick

Left hook to the chin

- 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.

Sunday Sparring at Warrior's Boxing and Fitness

Some people go to church, some people box on Sundays. It's always busy at Warrior's on Sunday mornings as female boxers from all over the region come for sparring. Always fun to get out for this morning and have some fun. 

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