MMA Pro: Jonathan Lemke

Located in Brewer Maine and training with Team Irish MMA Fitness Academy, Jon Lemke is a powerhouse of a fighter.  He reached out to me to do a shoot prior to his next televised fight.  I agreed, and it was a blast.  We got together at the gym, the very gym where he spends most of his time training.  I asked him if he had any preferences or direction he wanted me to focus on?  His reply:  "You do what you feel is best".  So we began.  Twenty minutes into the shoot it was time for a lighting change so I moved a few things around and as I was walking away, one of the studio lights didn't have quite the length needed to the outlet and it came crashing down.  Although there was some minor damage to the light hood and one of the bulbs, the strobe head itself and main bulb kept firing just fine.  I was lucky!  No glass was broken, one bent hood and a more cautious photographer ensued.  Ha!  Throughout the shoot, Jon was extremely cooperative, a pleasure to direct and open to suggestions.  Lots of images were taken with a handful shared here.  Enjoy.