Matthew Phillip’s 50mm Fake Fights

by julespetra

Friends, meet photographer, Matthew Phillips. Matthew Phillips is an American Photographer born and raised in Sonoma County California. He studied photography at Palomar College before recently moving to New Jersey. His main focus is to document real life, with only a few strategic distortions. He was featured in the WLHT art exhibit in San Diego and has been published in both VIBE and Le Negatif magazines.

This particular series, of an independent wrestling federation in LA also known as the “Pro Wrestling Guerilla”, blew me away. In 2005 Phillips spent months documenting the wrestlers and watching the crowds at the JCC grow from less than twenty, to completely sold out fights.