Los Angeles Derby Dolls

Anyone who knows me well could easily tell you that I am not into sports. I am completely uncoordinated when it comes to playing sports and just not interested when it comes to watching sports. The one exception to this is Roller Derby. I went to my first LA Derby Dolls game a few years ago and was instantly hooked. The games are fast and action-packed, the players are charismatic, and the fans are really into it. Matt and I and some of our other friends have been going ever since. Along the way, I became friends with lovely and talented Gori Spelling, one of the jammers for the 2008 and 2009 champions, the Tough Cookies. For awhile now I’ve wanted to take photos of a derby bout, but cameras aren’t allowed in for the general audience. Gori was nice enough to let me be her family photographer for a recent game and I was really excited to take pictures for the first time.

Because of how fast the skaters are going and the low light of the arena, some of the pictures are a little dark and grainy, but I was pretty happy with how enough of them turned out. I’m hoping I’ll be able to take more in the future and will keep getting better with practice. Here are a few of my favorite shots, but there are a lot more to check out here.
Punk rock roller derby girls skating at the Doll Factory downtown Los Angelessawesome day of the dead referee for punk rock alternative roller derby skaters
Amazing hot fast diva jammer Gori Spelling skates during roller derby bout in Los Angeles
Cool indie punk rock action sports photography at Los Angeles Derby Dolls game
cool sexy roller derby girls skate fast and furious in downtown Los Angeles

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