Crystal Events – a charity knockout!
A fundraising white collar boxing night may not sound like everyone’s cup of tea, but when it’s a black-tie event sponsored by Metro.co.uk and in a real boxing venue, things start to become a little more intriguing.
The client, Crystal Events, wanted us to capture the fun and friendliness of the night. Of course they also wanted us to capture the boxing action itself – but taking care not to make it look too brutal. After all, this was a charity event!
As is our signature style, we went where many other photographers fear to tread and really got inside the action – chatting to people, joking with them, creating the kind of rapport that is essential to getting shots that look authentic and convey a genuine human connection.
We went where many other photographers fear to tread to getting shots that look authentic and convey a genuine human connection.
When it came to the boxers themselves, we of course jumped in the ring with them (but only during the breaks!). This led to some really thrilling shots, including dramatic action shots commonly associated with sports photography.
The result was some truly unique photos: the crowd, the hosts, the girls presenting, people at tables, the commentators – everything came together to convey a real sense of the grandeur, atmosphere and emotion of the evening.