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Warrior State of Mind: Fighter's Stance

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Warrior State of Mind: Fighter's Stance

An on-going monologue of the warrior's state of mind

A fire burns within every fighter; a chance to be the very best in their craft. It fuels the ambition that makes a champion, one who conquers all fears of defeat. Their every step taken comes from a warrior's state of mind. 

Tradition that has paved the way for a culture respected, 

Muay Thai Fighters of Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts Academy - Sid Naidu Photography (c)

Muay Thai Fighters of Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts Academy - Sid Naidu Photography (c)

Ambition that has brought them to the ring,

Muay Thai Fighters of Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts Academy - Sid Naidu Photography 2013 (c)

Muay Thai Fighters of Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts Academy - Sid Naidu Photography 2013 (c)

Hours of dedication that have made them a contender,

The Muay Thai Fighters of Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts Academy - Sid Naidu Photography 2013 (c)

The Muay Thai Fighters of Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts Academy - Sid Naidu Photography 2013 (c)

Respect to the teachers that has invested in them,

Muay Thai Fighters of Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts Academy - Sid Naidu Photography (c)

Muay Thai Fighters of Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts Academy - Sid Naidu Photography (c)

Honour for family that they train with and hunger that makes their every connection bite.  

Muay Thai Fighters of Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts Academy - Sid Naidu Photography (c)

Muay Thai Fighters of Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts Academy - Sid Naidu Photography (c)

You cannot dream yourself into a character, you must hammer and forge yourself into one. Every successful person did what no one else was willing to do.
— Unknown Warrior

The full release of my photography work capturing the Muay Thai Fighters of Open Mat Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Toronto, Canada during one of the city's exhibition fight nights. 

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Hip Hop Saved My Life: The Struggle's Delight

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Hip Hop Saved My Life: The Struggle's Delight

An on-going monologue of how hip hop saved my life

It was all a dream, I was hooked on a gangsters paradise and sleep-walked through that valley of the shadow of death. It was me against the world with money on my mind, the lyrics just made sense.

Portraits of the Urban Hip Hop Union Dance Company 2013 - Sid Naidu Photography (c)

Portraits of the Urban Hip Hop Union Dance Company 2013 - Sid Naidu Photography (c)

You see you can't knock the hustle when we lived street dreams filled with ambitions where everybody was looking for something. 

Portraits of the Urban Hip Hop Union Dance Company 2013 - Sid Naidu Photography (c)

Portraits of the Urban Hip Hop Union Dance Company 2013 - Sid Naidu Photography (c)

A system saying we grew up as screw ups, in an era that hip hop was the expression of the urban struggle. 

Portraits of the Urban Hip Hop Union Dance Company 2013 - Sid Naidu Photography (c)

Portraits of the Urban Hip Hop Union Dance Company 2013 - Sid Naidu Photography (c)

I embraced the culture, the music and rules of the game that made me an animal. 

Portraits of the Urban Hip Hop Union Dance Company 2013 - Sid Naidu Photography (c) 

Portraits of the Urban Hip Hop Union Dance Company 2013 - Sid Naidu Photography (c) 

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create dreams
— Unknown

The full release of my portrait work done for the Urban Hip Hop Union Dance team during one of their practices for the Ontario University Competition for Hip Hop this year.  

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