My next book project is Shadow Boxers, a celebration of arguably the last great era of club fighting in New York. The world of real-life Rocky’s, a hard masculine world where a man had a chance to fight his way to fame and glory. A world that no longer exists. In the late 1970’s and early 80‘s I spent over five years in New York and New Jersey seedy gyms and boxing venues, documenting characters with bashed in noses and unshakeable dreams.
For over forty years I have worked all over the world as a professional photographer shooting assignments for major news corporations including The Sunday Times, The Observer, Newsweek and Paris Match. I have photographed celebrities, sporting stars and politicians, such as Mohammed Ali, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, Elton John, Ian McKellen and Alan Rickman. Which is fun, but what I really love doing is documenting ordinary people doing extraordinary things, giving voice to those who may not have a voice of their own.Read More