Masculinity, vulnerability and the nature of violence are predominant themes in the work of Kjetil Kausland. The photographs portray competitors in the brutal and violent sport of MMA (mixed martial arts). In MMA there are few rules and the matches are more realistic, more physical and less predictable than any other form of marital arts. Both repulsive and aesthetically entrancing in their documentation of the action filled fights, Kausland’s pictures enforce reflection upon the nature of the depicted violence.