Took a nice long walk today and somehow ended up documenting the aftermath of last night’s festivities. Happy New Year, everyone!

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I recently went to watch – and photograph – some live wrestling. wXw Academy hosts a monthly event at their training facility right here in Essen, where their new talents can perform in front of a live audience.

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Among Bali’s many traditions cockfights are non-arguably brutal – and therefore illegal in most of the western world. What makes it even more vicious on Bali, compared to other countries, is the fact that here, they attach blades to the feet of the roosters. These small knifes are razor sharp and end fights much quicker – and bloodier – than a regular fight would.

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