Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield, Captured for First time in Wet Plate, February 28th, 2015

March 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I had the honor of having 4-Time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and legend Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield in my wet plate studio today.  He has had millions and millions of images taken of him over his storied career but never a wet plate.  The five glass ambrotypes that I took of the Champ will last for a thousands years, something that cannot be said about any other image taken of him.  I only had him with me for an hour and I tried to make the best of it.  I was trying to capture the man, and only the man in an iconic way.  He talked intimately about his philosophy of fighting and about his legacy.  It was a true honor as a boxing fan to be given this opportunity. 
 

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A man they call "The Real Deal". The 4-Time Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander Holyfield was in my wet plate studio yesterday for a brief hour. What an experience it was getting the opportunity to capture him on glass and silver. Millions and millions of conventional and digital images have been captured of him over his storied career, but never a wet plate. He talked intimately about his philosophy of fighting and his legacy. It is absolutely amazing to me what wonderful people this process has brought into my life. I want to personally thank everyone that has supported me on my wet plate journey over these past two years, you know who you are. 

http://teamholyfield.com/
Evander Holyfield, "The Real Deal", Only Wet Plates on the Planet of the ManEvander Holyfield in the Wet Plate Collodion Process, Silver on Glass from the 1848 Process A man they call "The Real Deal". The 4-Time Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander Holyfield was in my wet plate studio yesterday for a brief hour. What an experience it was getting the opportunity to capture him on glass and silver. Millions and millions of conventional and digital images have been captured of him over his storied career, but never a wet plate. He talked intimately about his philosophy of fighting and his legacy. It is absolutely amazing to me what wonderful people this process has brought into my life. I want to personally thank everyone that has supported me on my wet plate journey over these past two years, you know who you are. 

http://teamholyfield.com/
Evander Holyfield, "The Real Deal", Only Wet Plates on the Planet of the ManEvander Holyfield in the Wet Plate Collodion Process, Silver on Glass from the 1848 Process  
 


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Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch. 

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