Shocking, reckless, chilling and tragic. But also courageous, moving, inspiring and, in the words of his doctors, miraculous.
Blackwell has survived two life-threatening spells in a coma, once after collapsing in the immediate aftermath of the Eubank…
Nick Blackwell boxer portrait was made easy as he was a fantastic model, very accommodating and extremely easy to wrk with.
We went out to his local park and shot a series of portraits trying to add the element of sport into the scenes.
This was achieved by taking pictures of him running.
We also shot some static portraits next to the tennis courts.
Using a small off camera flash I mangled to isolate him from the bright daylight by dropping the ambient exposure for the surrounding scene.
My favourite shot of him is posted here.
The image used in The daily telegraph on line however was a large front page sports section image of the scar on the back of his head.
This is where, amazingly, his skull was cit away to allow the swell gin in his brain to go down and relive the pressure.
The section of skull that was cut out was then implanted into a stomach cavity so that the tissues and bone could remain usable once the swelling had gone down.
It was then reattached to the rest of his skull at a later date!