Fight Club

A series of shots showing a fighter and coach training ‘on the pads’.

These were taken at a very rough and run down boxing gym in the middle of a council estate in the North of England.

The place is falling apart and underfunded but provides an escape from the streets. The people who train here are from a generally poor and underprivileged background. This is somewhere to stay fit, focused and learn some discipline.

Contax G2/Ilford HP5+(@E.I3200)/Rodinal (1+25)

Durham, England, May 2013

2 Responses to “Fight Club”

  1. Russ

    great series of mono images, looks like the lighting was tricky, but they came out very well.

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    • John Pickles

      Thanks Russ. The lighting was almost non existent! Two dim fluorescent strip lights and dark corners everywhere. Considering these were shot on HP5+ underexposed by 3 stops and given extended developed in Rodinal @1+25 I’m quite pleased with how they turned out! Thanks again for taking the time to comment. John

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