Thursday, 14 April 2011

Portraits: 12

Chris Eubank, boxer, in hometown of Brighton, 1991
I have a better shot somewhere (must be in another box in storage at my friend's house in the UK!) This shot was for City Limits, a commission for which I photographed both Eubank and Watson (also a lost photo) before their fight in 1991. Eubank delivered a blow to Watson in that fight which left Watson brain-damaged, and Eubank contemplating giving up boxing. (Wikipedia says: "After the accident … Eubank and Michael Watson became friends, with Eubank accompanying Watson for the final mile of the 2003 London Marathon, which Watson — still showing physical damage from the fight and taking more than six days — completed to raise money for charity.")

Nuria Espert, actress, director, producer, at the Royal Opera House, London, 1988
Taken during the interview, so never the best way to get a portrait as people are speaking. Nevertheless, I was happy enough with this backstage-with-glass-of-wine feel. I believe she was producing "Rigoletto" at the Opera House. For City Limits.

For more on these portraits, see here, and the Portraits tag at right.

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