Gentleman Gerry June 17

To All The Ships At Sea – Boxing has been in my wheelhouse for over 6 decades. While living in Greenwich Village, New York my grandfather would take me to the old Madison Square Garden and Sunnyside Gardens. Fast forward 6 decades and my love for boxing has turned into a love/hate relationship. I just […]

IN THIS CORNER – A Film On Boxing by Joe DiMaggio

To All the Ships at Sea – I’ve been working on a documentary called IN THIS CORNER a film on Boxing. The idea of the film was accidentally conceived when I was photographing the great SPORTS ILLUSTRATED photographer JoAnne Kalish on a combination interview on Sports and Action photography for a teaching segment for Adorama. […]

Try not to Pack Murphy When You Leave for A Shoot

To All the Ships at Sea – You would think that after half a century of assignments for TIME MAGAZINE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, HBO, advertising for Saatchi and Saatchi, J. Walter Thompson and the list goes on… that I’d have no problem doing a 2 hour shoot at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. Piece of cake right?  Not […]

The Amazing Johnny Eye

To all the ships at Sea – I’ve decided to take July through September off and go through some of my files looking for some very specific photographs for a show I will be doing in 2019. I stumbled across this photo of the magnificent photographer Johnny Eye (John Iacono) who spent over 50 years […]

Kodachrome

To all the Ships at Sea – Coming up to the 20th anniversary of digital (for me.) While researching a new book I came across this Kodachrome 64 slide of Tom Seaver.  It stopped me in my tracks.  Wow! Talk about butter!   Never to be seen again!  

FILL THE FRAME 2.0

  To All The Ships At Sea – I would imagine photographers are just like everyone else.  They get into a routine and take things for granted and that’s a very bad thing.  Anybody that knows me knows, that I shot Nikon Cameras from 1960 – 1984.  In 1984 I signed a contract with the […]

Win Number Two for Boxer Khalid Twaiti

To All the Ships At Sea – Most of you know I have been photographing boxing for a long time.  I also have been working on a film titled IN THIS CORNER and it has been one of my ongoing projects.  Over the years, I have photographed Mohammed Ali, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray […]

Ringside or Ring Sight? That Is the Question.

The main protagonist in my film “in this corner” is Harry Keitt. Harry is a former heavyweight boxer who now trains fighters. The fighter he is working with today is “Big Baby” Miller, who on Friday night was fighting for the WBO and ____ Heavyweight championship. We called our agent and requested two ringside credentials, […]

Fight Night with Gerry Cooney

To all the ships at sea, You could probably count on one hand the number of your really dear friends. Gerry Cooney and I have been friends for a long time. It’s a lot like black and white: I’m black and he’s white, then I’m white and he’s black. We don’t agree on many things, […]