Tag Archives: Photographer

Behind the Lens: Kenny Jewel

Without interviewing the previous photographers in the series, I may have not covered this instrumental artist. For someone who has been around since the late 90’s, early 2000’s documenting jiu…

Behind The Lens: Preston Smith

Although not a professional photographer, Preston Smith has made a splash in the world of Jiu Jitsu photography within the last year. Even though he’s a hobbyist, it’s his love…

Behind The Lens: Mike Calimbas of Mike Calimbas Photography

Mike is another one of those “let me help you find more pictures of yourself” kind of photographers. We became friends after I messaged him about Pan Ams pictures. If…

Behind The Lens: Kristen Mendes of Kristensphoto

The next installment of the Behind the Lens series features Kristen Mendes, a female photographer from the state of Washington. If she had never come down to shoot Pan Ams,…

Behind The Lens: John Cooper of Cooperfoto

John Cooper is one of the most well-known jiu jitsu photographers of our time. I wanted to make his interview the first of the series not only because of that…