At the Fights: Inside the World of Professional Boxingby Howard Schatz, Beverly Ornstein
It's no wonder that photographer Howard Schatz, trained as an ophthalmologist, has an unwavering eye for the human form. Well known for his series of improvisional portraits of actors for Vanity Fair, the acclaimed photographer now takes on the ultimate theatre of sport and physique in At the Fights. Over the last six years Schatz has entrenched/i>/i>
It's no wonder that photographer Howard Schatz, trained as an ophthalmologist, has an unwavering eye for the human form. Well known for his series of improvisional portraits of actors for Vanity Fair, the acclaimed photographer now takes on the ultimate theatre of sport and physique in At the Fights. Over the last six years Schatz has entrenched himself in the world of boxing, photographing and interviewing the game's biggest stars and newest players as well as managers, trainers, promoters, club fighters and many others. In 256 oversized pages, Schatz's remarkably powerful images are paired with insightful commentary to provide a truly unique look into the sport. As promoter Lou DiBella tells Schatz, "Boxing is a sport in its purest, most basic form. No sport is more theatrical, dramatic or real." At the Fights beautifully captures all of those aspects in a striking, deluxe package that includes introductory comments by HBO commentator Jim Lampley.
Howard Schatz's award-winning photography has been featured in Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, The Ring magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair. He is a well-known and regular ringside presence. At the Fights will be his 19th book.
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At the fights is a "one of a kind" look into the world of boxing. The photographs are magnificent and the commentary is outstanding. This is a MUST for any boing fan. A true work of art!!
AT THE FIGHTS is big and bold. All the greats from the world of boxing are included, Frazier,Ali, Spinks and more. This book is both a sports book and a work of art. Schatz is a perfectionist and it shows. ORDER IT NOW.
Paging through 'AT THE FIGHTS', there is one conclusion-Every gneration of Boxers should be potographed. Howard Schatz has set the mark. This is Budd Schulberg, Hauser, and Heinz at their best with a lens. Each turn of a page is a knockout. Such is the scale and content of Howard's tome to the Sweet Science'. 'AT THE FIGHTS' a collectible mustfor the true fight fan. Joe Pasquale, boxing official