Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's a Man's World (According to photographer, Marcqui Akins)

Marcqui just completed a fantastic story on one of America's biggest icons, Muhammed Ali. Model Wendell Lissimore was cast to do all the heavy lifting while Marcqui worked on training his eye to capture pictures that speak to Ali's era of greatness with a fresh, modern viewpoint. Quite an undertaking, as you can see, particularly during the fight scenes. We know they look realistic, but please don't worry, no models or crew were harmed in the making of this shoot.

You can see the the mulitmedia piece Marcqui put together here to get the full feel of the story: MULTIMEDIA: It's a Man's World.

FUN FACT: Wendell has actually trained as a boxer in the past.

For more of Marcqui Akins work please check out his full portfolio: Marcqui Akins Portfolio.