A Fighter’s Life: Photographs of Xplosion Muay Thai/MMA Fight Series held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in 2008. Photographs by Kelly Gregory.
A look back at my some of my most memorable photography moments. Having trained in muay thai myself for a number of years, I was very lucky to be an amateur photographer awarded real hands on experience shooting a number of international fight shows and local derby’s for colleagues.
This particular event stands out in my mind as a highlight. Not only was I ring side at a top level, international kickboxing competition but I was photographing local, 9 x World Muay Thai Champion, Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett and if I remember correctly, feeling a little like a rock star doing it.
This event stands out as a highlight in my creative career. It took me from an amateur, hobbyist photographer outlook to a paid professional published in martial arts magazines and paid by sponsors to shoot their products and promotional sports stars. And from my first published photographs in Inside MMA, I was contacted by the editor of No. 1 Muay Thai magazine, International Kickboxer and invited to write for the magazine on a regular basis.
With over 12 articles published and countless photography sessions undertaken, I moved from the world of sports writing and sports photography to undertake a change of direction and return to university to get my dual degree in Journalism and Arts.
Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett
Joey ‘Bam-Bam’ Lee
This photo story is comprised of photographs taken in my home suburb of Mermaid Beach in my hometown of the Gold Coast, Australia. As the title suggests all of these photos were taken within a 500 metre radius of my house capturing the familiar sights that make up the scenic view of my daily life.
Relocating next year for uni has sharpened the appreciation I have for my home here living so close to the beauty of the gold coast beaches and healthy, outdoor lifestyle. In sharpening my love and appreciation, this move has also sparked the desire to get out and try to photograph the essence of what I love most about the remarkable place I am so incredibly lucky to call home, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Australia.
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What better way to spend a gorgeous Spring day than to hit the streets and stroll through the stalls and exhibits of a Sunday Street Festival while fostering a better understanding of the cultural heritage of some of my fellow Australian citizens.
Attending Brisbane’s Scandinavian Culture Festival as part of last semester’s Communication (COMU1311) subject, Identity, Culture & Communication awarded me the opportunity to meet and speak with many of the remarkable people behind the wonderful array of food, craft and design stalls and these are the pictures.
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As the university year comes to an end and exams are looming, I am thinking ahead to my 3 month summer break and how best to make use of it. I would love to say I will be spending it sunning myself on a tropical beach but no, instead I am keen to make the most of this time and seek out an internship for the summer.
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What a wonderful way to let my hair down and to catch up with all my oldest friends at the same time.. Celebrating our dear mate Rory’s 40th Birthday with a Super Hero themed house party!!! And what a party it was with this amazing array of long time friends coming together to honour one of our favourite lads and to help celebrate this incredible milestone.
It’s a special thing when you’ve had friendships that are nearly 14 years long and such a joy to get together and hang out with the people I love and laugh with most in this world. With the ’42 crew’ in our 30’s and 40’s and all of us making such different life choices, occasions for us all to catch up are few, far between and very missed. And I think its those absences that made our night so spectacular!
The costumes were fab! Caught between Lila from Futurama and Lara Croft come Friday afternoon, I could not get my hands on a purple wig for the life of me so the tomb raider was born! The Lara Croft costume was one of the easiest, most comfortable and best looking costumes I have concocted over the years. Engineering the extra large boobs required some thought and failed attempts before developing my own signature boob enhancement system.
My boyfriend Steve who had been doing my head in for the last two weeks analysing every super hero known to man and some I’m sure they’ve never even heard of, put together an awesome piece of work in creating his ‘Coon’ costume. As it was mentioned on the night, I feel I need to add that this is not a racist comment or character. The ‘Coon’ is a South Park character. Cartman’s super hero alter ego! Without a doubt it was the most creative and original costume there and I have to admit there was something kinda sexy watching him walk around with a gorgeous little brown striped furry tail!
Lara Croft + The Coon (South Park)
The Joker + Jody
The Host + Hostess with the Mostess
The Birthday Boy
Kermit catches the Coon
Love the little sparrow
Lara Croft aka Me