Boy 2009 was a great year! Thought I would show some quick work that I had completed at the end of the year that I’m particularly proud of. Back in November I had the opportunity to photograph the former Welterweight boxing champion Paul Spadafora for a local publication. Having seen Paul fight in the past and hearing about some of his run ins with the law, I really wanted to capture a more reflective mood than a cliche’d boxers pose. Paul had been in prison for a while and the story was focusing on the tatoos he adorned himself with. Apparently each one had a different story. We made the trek up to Erie Pennsylvania where Paul was hosting a big fight later that night. Paul was very gracious and forth coming about his past and how he was planning on taking back the title. I was really impressed with his attitude, it can’t be easy to fight your way back to the top after going through what he’s gone through. I truly wish him luck.