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Boxtempel Berlin

Sometimes, it’s good to shoot, just for the sake of it.  To practice your craft, to approach a new challenge, to see what you can do in a new situation.  I met Pete early on here in Berlin, and he invited me to come along to the next boxing training session that he attends and trains at every week.  Sure, I said, sounds like fun. A great experience! I went in there feeling a bit alarmed by all the noise and heat and yelling…and punching! Well, it’s not my kind of thing, but boxing itself is still an interesting subject to approach. I didn’t want to capture the usual frames of people in the ring.  I wanted to try to get the sweat, the exhaustion, the exertion of power…here’s what I experienced.

A huge boxing mascot welcomed me at the door.
No trouble that I knew where I was.
On my way in I took a look back over my shoulder…crikey.

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Pete introduced me then I got stuck straight into it.

Besides the smell of deep heat and humidity, it was the sweat that permeated the room.

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The boxing is all about technique and fitness… unbelievable fitness.
Talk about a work out.

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Boxing also requires incredible focus and concentration.

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And a fair amount of torture!

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Ah, but they all get along, just regular people!

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Boxtempel Berlin sleeps quietly, waiting for its next victims.

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Thanks so much Pete, for the invitation, and to all the people there that happily let me photograph them in action.

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Trish - July 2, 2011 - 6:11 pm

Wow, Beth, these are fantastic. What a great subject! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a portfolio of boxing photos – I’ve seen press images of Muhammad Ali etc but nothing like these, they’re really incredible. I particularly like the 3rd one and the 6th one. I hope the boxers see them and like them! They’d look awesome as prints on the walls in the gym.

Beth Jennings - July 2, 2011 - 11:22 pm

I know! isnt’ it crazy!! All very sweaty ewwww! But an awesome experience and I’m so glad I had the opportunity. I recommend it!

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