A summary and visual story of Andrew’s fight night from my perspective. Starting at locker room prep, where fighters filter in and out, prepping right along side one another. Up to the moments before Andrew gets in the ring and through his first fight with a ringside view.
As a photographer and one who is easily amused, I sometimes struggle to keep a camera away from my face. Here is a small photo series and short reflection of my trip to the Pacific North West where I challenged myself to put my camera down and be present while exploring with three, rad gal pals from art school.
A photo series of my favorites from Jed Kirby’s first Muay Thai fight at Khaolak Boxing Stadium. Jed trained at Rawai Muay Thai in Khao Lak for a total of 4 months during his second visit to the gym and put his knowledge to the test. Take a look inside a real Muay Thai fight from locker room to the ring.
Beginning early January we jumped into three months of Muay Thai training with one class under our belt. As we wrap up our first month, I look back with no regret. It has been, without a doubt, one of the most challenging sports I've ever pursued and as a result one of the most rewarding. Muay Thai has been incredibly fulfilling thus far and has demonstrated the importance of patience and persistence.
We spent 3 weeks in Myanmar, taking 10+ hour bus rides from destination to destination. We walked the street markets in Yangon, explored the ancient ruins in Bagan, and roamed sidestreets in Mandalay and Taunggyi to see life off the tourist track. Myanmar was a much different country than any we had visited in Southeast Asia.