20 June 2008

"Today We Hit a Home-Run...!"

I got a history lesson today, and loved every minute of it. Spent a little more than two hours this afternoon photographing Lee Carr in his trailer park home, here in Orange County, NY. Mr. Carr is a former heavyweight boxer, who sparred with Muhammad Ali and was a Pan American Games Champion in 1963. Now in declining health and broke financially, Mr. Carr spoke of his heyday as an amateur and pro fighter, alcoholism, a soldier, father and grandfather. After I'd packed up my cameras and lone strobe for the portraits, all I could tell the sports writer on the way to our cars was, "Today We Hit a Home-Run..."

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