Composition art that blends the imagery of a background photo with a series of action shots of an athlete.
who | we are
AMartial Artist & AnArtist Marshal.
Optical Panacea, by definition, is the cure for difficulty seeing. While some people have perfect vision, others must use corrective lenses to see clearly. However neither will help your eye keep up with the fast pace of world-class athletes when they’re competing at their peak levels. A moment in time offers perspective that is otherwise lost in the speed of motion.
Optical Panacea consists of cutting edge, composition art that blends the imagery of a background photo with a series of action shots of an athlete. Creating the artwork through the merging of these two images composes a distinctive story. Optical Panacea is iconic imagery of athletes in motion, and this photographic storytelling is one of a kind.
Over a dozen legendary mixed martial artists have been featured in completed artwork, with many more scheduled in the future. The roster of athletes will soon be expanding outside of MMA. Whether the competition goes down on a cage, a field, a ring, or a court, Optical Panacea will continue to deliver its thought provoking art.
Urijah Faber is an MMA fighter currently fighting with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is very popular with fight fans due to his agressive and exciting fighting style. He is the former WEC Featherweight champion and a top contender in the UFC’s Bantamweight class. Urijah trains with Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, CA, which he founded in 2004.
Urijah’s work ethic inside and outside of the cage has helped him to become successful as a business man as well as an MMA fighter. Optical Panacea is just one of various business ventures that Urijah is currently involved with.
Sam Hon has a unique skill of photo manipulation and image compiling that’s ideally suited for the high-energy style of photography he’s created. Sam’s innovative style of image compilation, which converts a single photograph or a series of images into one expanded cohesive mural, has become his signature. His unique visual style garnered the attention of Las Vegas nightclub owners such as Tao, Tao Beach, Lavo and Marquee. His work can be seen in magazines and on taxis and billboards all over the Las Vegas skyline. While in Vegas, Sam met Urijah Faber. Urijah was impressed with Sam’s work and began to introduce him to other fighters. Sam quickly became known as the preeminent photographer in the MMA scene. Sam and Urijah then launched Optical Panacea, combining the worlds of digital art with Mixed Martial Arts.
Amoment in time offers perspective that is otherwise lost in the speed of motion.
See what we have been up to
Our Launch at Heraea inside the Palms Casino Las Vegas on May 24th, 2013