Thursday, July 5, 2007

Neil Leifer

Went out to dinner with my friend Neil Leifer on Tuesday. Neil is a legend in the world of photo journalism. He took this iconic shot of Ali when he knocked the shit out of Sonny Liston back in the day. Pretty much any awesome photo of Ali was taken by him. The photgrapher between Ali's legs standing there with a blank expression on his face was THE sports photgrapher of the time but he was on the wrong side and missed one of the most important shots in boxing history. Neil got the shot and became THE sports photographer from then on.
After checking out his extensive collection of photgraphs by other iconic photographers at his apartment uptown, we went out for Italian with his girlfriend Randy.
This was the biggest Veal Parmegean I've ever seen. You can check out Neil's work at: www.neilleifer.com and if you got some extra dough you can own your own piece of Ali. I've got two autographed prints myself.

4 Comments:

Anonymous anne said...

I love photojournalism and it's totally something I'd like to do at some point in my life. I think it's awesome you know Neil Leifer. Is it strange that I really like his pictures of Charles Manson?

July 6, 2007 5:53 PM  
Blogger P.A.N.D.A said...

ooh, never knew that pretty awesome, how's your ankle?

July 6, 2007 7:02 PM  
Blogger 暗黑的卡夫卡 said...

holy shit thats a big ass Veal Parmegean...

That photographer just got owned and he knew it(notice position of his head in that photo too lol)...This is two ownage in one photo! Neil is good haha

July 8, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger merjoem32 said...

Great boxing pic. Ali was one of the greatest boxing stars of all time. He dominated his opponents like Foreman and Liston in impressive fashion. He has transcended the sport of boxing.

August 8, 2007 2:34 PM  

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