Photographed within the studio the series focuses on a group of professional fighters from ‘Firewalker Health Club’, a martial arts gym in Wolverhampton. Stepping inside the ring to engage in combat is one of the hardest things a fighter can do, it shows spirit, courage and determination. Each fighter was asked what it was they thought about before they went into the ring to fight. The answers reveal to the viewer the individual’s identity, their emotions and self-motivation. Within this extreme sport the images also explore the diversity of ethnicity, age and gender.

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