The boxing photographs reveal something new about a time and place where boxing was the sport of kings. As a cultural history, it sheds radiant light on the unique and self-reliant society of the individuals that produced a long line of boxing champions. A tightly knit community gathers together athletes, trainers and promoters whose graceful, humane, stark gestures glow with metaphor. None of these unnamed men remain anonymous. Quiet, economical gestures telegraph immense power and intention which curves dramatically through each compelling image.
The photographs were made through my participation as both an observer and as an inquisitive amateur in-training under the guidance of Master Trainer Bobby McQuillen for several years at Gleason’s Gym in New York City. The book, “Double Up” is available for purchase via Amazon.com.