Golden Gloves

Two blog posts in three days, it’s a miracle! I wish I could say it was because I’ve been extra inspired lately, but mostly I’ve just been working around the clock. I’ve also been photographing a lot of sports lately, which has been improving my instincts when shooting action. After a season’s worth of basketball with about five games a week, I’d really been looking forward to shooting the state championships. Unfortunately that didn’t work out for me, and while I was disappointed at first, it did give me a free Saturday to shoot a local Golden Gloves boxing championship.

This is the first time I’ve seen a boxing match, never mind photographed one. It was a local amateur match with twenty fighters, and thankfully the organizers agreed to let me have locker room access. Despite knowing very little about boxing, I knew the fighters would be wrapping their hands and getting in the right state of mind for their match. I’m glad I asked for the access. Initially I’d assumed I’d get turned down for it, but I think it added a new dimension to the images I got. Here’s a mix of the action and behind the scenes.

New Jersey Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Jersey City

New Jersey Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Jersey City

New Jersey Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Jersey City

New Jersey Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Jersey City

New Jersey Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Jersey City

New Jersey Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Jersey City

New Jersey Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Jersey City

New Jersey Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Jersey City


2 comments

  1. Very nice broadening of your repertoire, Molly. These are really sensitive, and revealing at the same time. You are progressing really well, and your images are such a powerful vehicle to tell the back story. Thank you for sharing!
    Dennis Moroney


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