Showtime got fine art photographer Howard Schatz to shoot images of the fighters involved in their World Boxing Classic, aka The Super Six, and the photos are amazing. Andre Ward, Carl Froch, Arthur Abraham, Jermaine Taylor, Mikkel Kessler and Andre Dirrell came to New York City that same week I was there for the Gina Carano vs Cris Cyborg press conference. What I would have given to watch Schatz work! One day, some aspiring photographer will be writing about me this way, haha, maybe. Not. Maybe. Okay, but it might be awhile.
The photos are just breathtaking. I’m in awe of the skill and happy to be even working on the same subjects as Schatz.
I’m of course also geeking out over the equipment — I don’t know anything for sure, I just know it’s medium format (Hasselblad or Mamiya, I’m guessin’ Hasselblad) since the images were captured through a Leaf digital back. I’ve never even touched a high-end digital capture system before. No matter. I’ll keep working my way up. Until then, bask in this awesomeness and get pumped up for the Super Six! I shot Andre Dirrell for Showtime a few weeks ago (candids of him working out), and I’m really thrilled for his fight against Carl Froch on October 17th. This tournament is going to be nuts!