In conjunction with a recent shoot (see previous blog entry) I shot a few portraits of kickboxers at Jigotai Kickboxing Jyväskylä. After shooting the training session itself, I did a quick setup with 3 lights within the boxing ring. Shooting portraits after training session makes for more authentic portraits, the kickboxers are sweaty, and after 75 minutes of heavy physical work the mind is calm and open. And that’s exactly what you want from a portrait. After all a portrait is not so much about depth of field, but about the depth of mind.