At the Virginia Freedom Festival there were a lot of different activities taking place. There was a midway, live music, and military demonstrations and vehicles on display. This man was a part of a demonstration on military combat.
He was in between demos, so I didn’t actually get to see him spar with anyone. But he was still decked out in his padding, so I thought he would make a fun portrait subject.
I felt bad for the guy though. The temperatures were pushing into the mid-nineties by that part of the day. He made me sweat just looking at him.