Last night Kevin Lynch brought the goods.
First he brought an amazing presentation of his work including celebrity portraiture, film posters, his exhaustive and up close coverage of the UFC fighters
...including some very challenging before and after bout pics.
...and some chilling portraits.
...as well as an abstract series that he co-created with his wife called
... to make it all the more real
... Kevin brought UFC fighter Brandon Vera to sit and talk with him.
Brandon was so gracious and polite it was hard to imagine him breaking noses and spilling blood.
...but his input was very interesting. He spoke about his contemporaries and about the logistics of growing a 'career' in Ultimate Fighting.
Afterwards they both stayed standing through a round of Q&A and the onslaught of fans.
Kevin also brought his urban-legend-rare and giant book, OCTAGON. The book, which has more than 800 four-color and black-and-white photographs, was printed and hand bound in Italy, weighing over 50 pounds.
It ranges in price from $2,500 to $7,500, depending on the edition, and is truly a work of art.
But for those who wanted to purchase a book for Kevin or Brandon to sign, there were some more affordable volumes on hand.
...and plenty of opportunity to press the flesh and mug for the cameras
Oh! And did I mention that Kevin also brought his mom?
She even came back afterwards and got her son to sign a few books.
In short, Kevin really knocked us out. Thank you Kevin, Brandon and Mom. Y'all come back now y'hear?
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