Last month I shot UFC fighter Jon Jones for ESPN The Magazine. One of the most fun shoots I’ve worked on recently. The article is about how since these fighters are essentially lethal weapons, they have to keep their skills pretty much hidden…except when necessary. Recently, Jon Jones happened upon woman whose GPS had been stolen from her car, and he and his coaches chased down and subdued the perpetrator–at the risk of his upcoming fight (had he become injured).
So we wanted to show him in a more gentle, pensive light. Below are some outtakes that I loved, featuring a duckling and baby rabbit! Thanks to Susanne for the assignment and to Jon and his team for going with our ideas!