The first photograph dates to about 1826, but humans have used images to convey thoughts and feelings for more than 30,000 years. Why is a picture worth a thousand words and why are we drawn to images? And why are some people compelled to create them? For me it comes down to expression. Through my camera lens I see the most intricate of all arts, the human body. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is known as the “Gentle Art”. It is at once beautiful, harsh, punishing, rewarding, powerful, complex and simple. As a Jiu Jitsu photographer, I am able to share my perspective and express my love for this beautiful Martial Art (and up and coming sport).