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Posted By: outsider, 06-30-2011, 05:03 PM

The guy with the dark glasses/swollen eye is UFC professional fighter, Houston Alexander. I ran into him while looking for random people to shoot. It was just 24 hours after a fight in kansas. When he took off his glasses, he said "get a shot of this.". I told him it looked bad and he replied "you should have seen my opponent. they had to take him to the hospital.". I assumed that meant he won. I can only wonder how much longer he could fight, taking that kind of punishement. Despite the fresh injuries, he was one of the nicest guys I met and he even signed a paper with his email and name "Alexander Houston", "The assasin", so I was able to send him the photos.






















































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06-30-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
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great collection of portraiture!!! love it. smooth bokeh
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Great set of pics Outsider. Boxing dude looks mean!!!
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Great set of pics Outsider. Boxing dude looks mean!!!
He is pretty Bad. But surprisingly normal in everyday conversation.

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#1 and the pic of the UFC guy leaning against the wall are great shots.
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always enjoy your 'man in the street' photos.... you've got that sigma singing... dave m
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Nice pics! Houston Alexander was always fun to watch when he was in the UFC. He was cut from the UFC prior to this thread.
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Nice series. I am amazed you have "random" people posing multiple shots for you. The monochrome treatment for Houston Alexander is very appropriate. Beauty at Ease is my fav.

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The fighter leaning against the wall and the last one are my favorites of this wonderful series.
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yeah, the dude with tattoo's takes the first place ... nice shots!
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i wish i had your talent for rapport and nerve..... glad to see mr alexander was a willing subject... wonderful series... dave m.
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Ya, very nice - the "Old Photo Desaturated" ones look great, also really digging the hotty in the 5th photo (6 29 11 18), she really pops out in this photo.

I really really like this one (you didn't post) of her from your flickr roll: (let me know if you want me to remove it from the post)











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I always enjoy your 'random' shots. Great shots of the monolithic man here but I really enjoyed the first shot of the three together. Makes a change and they all look happy and healthy. Would love to hear a little about your 'intro' technique.
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Thanks guys! It gets much easier the longer I do this series. There's no trick, as I learn to forget my ego and approach each person as if they are an old friend. I think it's all about being down to earth. It's amazing how well people respond when they're treated like they're important. Houston is an amazingly down to earth, nice guy. I ran into him on the streets about a month ago and have a couple more shots of him in one of these posts. @ joe.penn, now worries, thanks for the feedback!
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I always enjoy your 'random' shots. Great shots of the monolithic man here but I really enjoyed the first shot of the three together. Makes a change and they all look happy and healthy. Would love to hear a little about your 'intro' technique.
I've been asked about the approach to people. I've been thinking about doing a quick video as it happens to give an idea There's no secret but a pleasant approach and the occasional smile...
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