Fight Scene (2011)

What is it like to fight with another person inside a ring or a cage? Who are the men who participate in full contact fighting sports? How do they prepare for their fights? These were the initial questions I had as I embarked on my first long-term documentary photography series in mid-2009. Fight Scene captures the training and ringside action of a variety of boxers and mixed-martial arts fighters, who were training for the most part at the London Shoot Fighters gym. The project was shot between 2009-2011 and was photographed in England and Scotland.

Thanks very much to the London Shoot Fighters and Yassine ‘The Showman’ El-Maachi for their help in making this project happen.