Dave Castillo by Erin Hooley

"I want to start looking out more and get away from just looking in—contemplating the navel of my own void. I want to look out at the world and see it and seize it and maybe even enrich it."

Erin Hooley of Boulder, Colorado has worked as a staff photographer at the Standard-Examiner in Ogden since 2007. She studied journalism and photography at the University of Colorado and found a passion for photojournalism in making pictures of antiwar protests and the political aftermath of 9/11. Erin also paints, draws and combines photographs with mixed media in personal journals and projects. She also loves cooking spicy food, embarking on spontaneous adventures and is a rabid hockey fan. See more of Erin’s work at

Erin says, “I began photographing the story of mixed martial arts fighters and culture in Utah as a personal challenge and adventure. Many local shows take place in whatever venue is affordable and available to smaller promotional companies. I photographed Dave Castillo, an up and coming fighter who will probably someday join the Ultimate Fighting Championship pros, warming up in the basement of a warehouse in Ogden.”

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printed on 8.5′x 11″ Red River Arctic Polar Satin
image size: 9.5″ x 6.25″

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