John is a BJJ photographer based in Santa Monica, California. His photos covering elite grappling events all over the world first caught my eye on Facebook and Gracie Magazine. I love the way John's images are all about the facial expressions and the emotions. Here are some of John's own favourites from his archive, enjoy...
1. Andre Galvao vs Rafael "Gordinho" Correa
"This is my favorite photo, and my luckiest. I arrived late and asked if Galvao was competing, they pointed to the mat he was on and I realized he already had started. I ran over kneeled down and shot, this is the result. Nothing before and nothing after."
2. Romulo Barral after he submits Xande Ribero.
"Saulo Ribero, Xandes older brother and coach's reaction. "