Estevan Oriol is an internationally recognized photographer, and has helped define LA street culture since the early 90s. You might recognize his work of custom, tattoo and street-culture, but his work is a mix of celebrities, artists, musicians, and fighters.
Estevan got his start in the business after traveling as a tour manager for Cypress Hill, and although his early work focuses on music and lifestyle, he has had a lifelong interest in combat sports and has been photographing fighters since before the UFC was around.
We asked Estevan to go through his archives so we could feature some of his never-before-seen fight culture photographs. His first set featured American boxing standout Floyd Mayweather in the beginning of his career. His second set was of Muay Thai kickboxing in its most important venue, Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok.
The third installment of photography for Fightland are portraits of the many boxing icons Estevan has shot throughout the years, including Evander Holyfield, Johnny Tapia, James Toney, Freddie Roach, Lennox Lewis, Antonio Margarito, and Julio Gonzalez.
Check out more of Estevan's photography on Fightland:
The Mixed Martial Arts of Victorian London
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Japan's brightest MMA prospect.