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