For week 4 of our #GettingOver series, featuring the hard-working and talented crew behind the United Wrestling Network, we share some pictures of and from Justin Cotterell, the official photographer for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood!
Five Things to Know About Justin:
💃 His mother owned a dance studio, where he spent his afternoons after school. “Watching her dancers helped me learn to observe movement, which helps me capture it in wrestling.”
📸 Has been a fashion, headshot and portrait photographer for 7 years, but also works as an actor, screenwriter and model.
😎 He is legally blind from birth. “Without glasses or contacts I can only see about 1 to 2 feet in front of me. I am fully aware of the irony involved with what I do.”
🎞 Pulls a lot of his inspiration visually from movies, specifically westerns, Ridley Scott films and movies set in the 90s. “I try to incorporate aesthetics from all of these into my wrestling work.”
👰 Says his wife is his favorite person to work with. “We met through photography/modeling almost 5 years ago and have been creating ever since.”