Documenting Boxing Matches in Detroit Using Film

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All images by Andrew Kochanowski. Used with permission.

Photographer Andrew Kochanowski is mostly a street photographer, but his project A Few Nights in the Ring is a prime example of how the talents developed on the streets can be translated into other types of work. Andrew, who shot the images in Detroit, spent some time photographing low level boxing matches. Boxing and sports in general can be tough to shoot, but imagine shooting it on film–and more specifically with some of it on 6×9 medium format film.

Andrew’s talents have earned him exhibitions in Detroit, Paris, London, Warsaw, Berlin, and some other places. He’s also a member of Burn My Eye, an international collective of talented photographers from the United States, Europe and Japan.

Indeed, this project shows incredibly humanistic moments with an aesthetic that will keep your eyes glued.

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