The Profile


Los Angeles based photographer Dusti Cunningham grew up in a very clean single-wide trailer home in rural Kansas. His family didn’t own television so they watched tornadoes. None of his dogs were named Toto. Dolly Parton and his mother were his heroes, both wore wigs. His inspirations are gypsies, pirates, circuses, ‘70s porn, ‘30s glamour, and the National Enquirer. On these pages are photos Cunningham shot for THE FIGHT over the past eight years. To see more of his work—and to purchase prints—please visit