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Blunt Force Trauma: Mixed Martial Arts Photography Hardcover – October 1, 2010

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More testosterone than a stampede of bulls. Whitehead is a very talented photographer. Amateur Photographer

About the Author

Lee Whitehead is a mixed martial artist and photographer who regularly contributes to a global collection of magazines and websites. The main body of his work is for US-based news website, while his work also appears regularly in the magazines MMA Unlimited, Fighters Only, and Fighter, and a variety of Japanese Fighting publications. His experience and contacts give him unprecedented cage-side access and an unrivalled ability to predict his next shot.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Constable (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849013861
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849013864
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.9 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,565,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Lee Whitehead, Mixed Martial Arts photographer and Journalist having worked on the scene since 2002, I am based in the UK but have worked internationally covering everything from the UFC to grass-roots domestic shows.

I am the author of two Mixed Martial Arts photographic books, the first of which is a 196 page coffee-table hardback book called "Blunt Force Trauma" and the second of which is a 448 page paperback book called "Mammoth Book of Mixed Martial Arts".

My involvement in MMA is both as a stand alone photographer and also as the UK correspondent for leading MMA news website You can find my articles on the site, or drop me a line on twitter if you wish to discuss anything MMA related.

My portfolio of work includes contributions the following magazines, books and newspapers:

- Fighters Only (UK)
- KamiPro (Japan)
- MMA Unlimited (UK)
- Why I Fight (BJ Penn)
- Men's Fitness (Australia)
- Fight! (Australia)
- Ultimate MMA Magazine (UK)
- Ultimate Book (Australia)
- Spiked Magazine (UK)
- Ground and Pound (Germany)
- Fight! (USA)
- Fighters (UK)
- Martial Arts Illustrated (UK)
- Combat (UK)
- Fighting Fit (UK)
- Nuts (UK)
- Loaded (UK)
- The Sunday Sport (UK)
- London Gazzette (UK)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mariana on November 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I just received my copy of Blunt Force Trauma, via the Amazon.UK site. Needless to say, I no longer need a Christmas, seeing as this is one of the coolest things I have ever owned. Lee Whitehead did an amazing job documenting the life and fighters of Mixed Martial Arts.

The photos are detailed, gritty, real and inspiring - giving everyone a glimpse into what makes MMA so intense ... and so flippin' wonderful. Fighters are captured in all stages of the training, fighting, winning and losing - making these guys (and girls) more real. Between the photos and commentary I learned more about the sport than in all the websites I have ever visited.

When I first saw a copy of this book at the Grudge Training Center in Denver earlier this month, I knew I needed a copy. I went to the local book stores and to and found nothing. Apparently, there have been some distribution issues in the US ... But a book this cool HAD to be available somewhere for us American MMA fans!

I DO wish it was available in the US for the millions of US MMA fans. However, even ordering through the UK site was well WORTH it and was the best $34.95 USD you can spend on an AWESOME full-color hardcover 192 page book showcasing MMA.

Thank you, Mr. Whitehead, for putting this book together and for sharing with the world, one picture at a time, why MMA is so fricken' cool.
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