Performancing Metrics

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    The boxing gym is one of the most spiritual places I have ever encountered. It is a place where heaven and hell converge, where man dances away his sins as he sweats, bleeds, punches and jumps his demons out. This series honors the journey of the boxer, a journey through hell, in search of a lost love, a love that has few options and a bleak future, yet one still searches and keeps fighting. The journey becomes a journey of the self. A boxer is made in the gym. How far are you willing to go, how badly do you want it, how much pain are you willing to endure, how much heart do you have? Most of the men who walk through those gym doors do not leave them as famous or successful boxers, in some gyms none, but many do leave as changed men, a better man, if you give yourself to it, it will change you. These images examine love, determination and boxing as a savior.

  • Dan, Chicago, 2008
    Dan, Chicago, 2008
  • John, South Boston, 2007
    John, South Boston, 2007
  • Michael, South Boston, 2007
    Michael, South Boston, 2007
  • Sweat, San Antonio, 2008
    Sweat, San Antonio, 2008
  • Edward, South Boston, 2007
    Edward, South Boston, 2007
  • Edwin, Chicago, 2008
    Edwin, Chicago, 2008
  • Tony, San Antonio, 2008
    Tony, San Antonio, 2008
  • Ryan, South Boston, 2007
    Ryan, South Boston, 2007
  • Locker Room, San Antonio, 2008
    Locker Room, San Antonio, 2008
  • Ropes, South Boston, 2007
    Ropes, South Boston, 2007
  • Dan, Chicago, 2008
    Dan, Chicago, 2008
  • Peter, South Boston, 2007
    Peter, South Boston, 2007
  • Gloves, San Antonio, 2008
    Gloves, San Antonio, 2008
  • Jairo, San Antonio, 2008
    Jairo, San Antonio, 2008
  • Everyday, San Antonio, 2008
    Everyday, San Antonio, 2008
  • Tony, San Antonio, 2008
    Tony, San Antonio, 2008
  • Rob, South Boston, 2007
    Rob, South Boston, 2007
  • Sergio, Chicago, 2008
    Sergio, Chicago, 2008
  • Derek, South Boston, 2007
    Derek, South Boston, 2007
  • Knuckles, South Boston, 2007
    Knuckles, South Boston, 2007
  • Jesse, San Antonio, 2008
    Jesse, San Antonio, 2008
  • Marco, South Boston, 2007
    Marco, South Boston, 2007
  • Pro Debut, South Boston, 2007
    Pro Debut, South Boston, 2007
  • Daniel, South Boston, 2007
    Daniel, South Boston, 2007
  • Kevin, Chicago, 2008
    Kevin, Chicago, 2008
  • Waiting To Spar, South Boston, 2007
    Waiting To Spar, South Boston, 2007
  • Fists, Chicago, 2008
    Fists, Chicago, 2008
  • Heavy Bag, San Antonio, 2008
    Heavy Bag, San Antonio, 2008
  • William, South Boston, 2007
    William, South Boston, 2007
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