Action Photos

2019 Crazy Monkey Kettlebell Competition

This last weekend I had the privilege of shooting the 2019 International Kettlebell Organization USA National Championship hosted by Crazy Monkey USA for the 3rd straight year. This has quickly became one of my highlights of the summer. Not only do these athletes train like animals, but they also leave it all on the platform. It’s awesome to see the athletes putting in work. Many competed for the first time and others broke personal records. Overall with, Saiko Shima-Kolesar taking the lead, this is one of he best organized events I’ve ever shot with everything running like clockwork!

Here’s a few of my faves from this years comp.

Full gallery…https://www.mattferrisphotos.com/2019-Crazy-Monkey-Kettlebell-Competition

Seattle Sounders FC SEAvHOU (5-11-2019)

May 11th saw the Seattle Sounders FC come away with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo for a much needed 3 points by way of Christian Roldan scoring from the outside at 4:41 in the first half. On a photography related note, I wanted to push myself outside the usual thing I’ve been doing and shot a good portion from the 300 level at Century Link Field. I think I got a couple interesting shots. That said, next time I think I’m gonna add a 1.4x or 2x converter to the Canon 400 f/2.8L to shoot from up on high.

Here’s a few highlights from the match…

Seattle Majestics vs SD Surge 5-4-2019

Saturday night saw the Seattle Majestics come out swinging and for the first time in team history, beat the powerhouse San Diego Surge 22-10! Just like in life, it’s all about small steps and being a little better today than you were yesterday. Today the Majestic were the best they’ve ever been with all aspects of the team firing on all cylinders! It was an impressive win!

And now it’s time for the playoff’s!! I can’t wait to see where this team goes in the post season!!

Eatonville Dance Studio

If there’s one thing to photograph that’s really growing on me, it would be dance. These dancers have so many similarities to the normal athlete portraits that’s part of my normal work, yet the amounts of grace is almost unbelievable to witness. It’s a real pleasure working both sides of the spectrum from raw and gritty fighters, to the fluidity of dance. Here’s a few highlights from our shoot with a few of the talented dancers from Eatonville Dance Studio

Dominate FC II

After fight week in Chicago leading up to Glory 58 last Friday, I had just enough time to head straight back to work for Dominate FC II at the Tacoma Dome. Literally worked all night Friday till the shuttle took me to the airport at 5am. I had just enough time to make it all work out. Like I had about a 3 hour nap on the flight and I was still wearing the same cloths from the night before cause there wasn’t enough time to make it home before I need to show up to the venue. Hahah. I was originally planning on going to be back in Europe, but due to a few “technical” difficulties, I came home instead. Thankfully so, because DFC II was epic! I had an Allstar team made up of Abbie Parr, David Craig, Heidi Marshall, Doug Hills and Hannah Mootz on task to hold down the fort for me. Everyone of them absolutely crushed it. Proud of how these 5 strangers (at the time) that I threw into the mix for the first time came together and ran things like the professionals they are!!

Only 2 shows in and Dominate FC is already the premier show in the south end. Showcasing only the best of the best amateurs, and incredibly talented up and coming professionals alongside WSOF and UFC veterans. Here’s a few of my selects from the night of action.