Today’s studio session was a little bit different to what I’m used to, and I wasn’t the only nervous one. Lee “Punisher” Percival was the one stood in front of the lens this morning and he isn’t planning on swapping his gloves for modelling any time soon, although he didn’t take long to relax and bring on his game face.
Lee is a local lad from Disington, Cumbria. He is a mixed martial arts fighter (MMA) and trains at his local club, Tap Out Knock Out. He has been an amateur fighter for around 8 years and has progressed to the professional level in the past year. Don’t be fooled by the moody look of these images though, Lee was a pleasure to work with and was game to go with all my creative suggestions (even when it involved smothering olive oil on his face).
Lee has been given the fantastic opportunity to fight on the show Bellator on the 4thof May, this will be aired on channel 5. Lee is working hard to prepare for this, often training 3 times a day!
I am pleased that I could help Lee on his journey and capture his promo shots. There is still lots to be raised to make this dream possible so anyone who can sponsor every little helps. It’s not often local people get these brilliant opportunities so let’s all show our support and inspire a younger generation of young fighters in the process.