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Inside Mendez Boxing early morning 8:15 AM on a Tuesday. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

   
 
   

The Story Behind That Picture:
"Looking for Hillary"

By: Thorsten Overgaard. March 18, 2017.

 

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Back in September 2016 Hillary Clinton was staying just a block from me, so I would walk by her place on my morning walk, trying to look innocent when passing the Secret Service guys outside

I never stumbled into her or any large impromptu press event outside her front door, but I was open to the possibility and I always wear a camera.

Back in September 2016 I think everybody was expecting Hillary Clinton to be the future president of the United States, so I felt the chance that any encounter could be an historic one.

It was those few unplanned and uncoordinated days where she was staying with her daughter to recover during the campaign.

 

Tuesday morning in an underground New York boxing club. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
Tuesday morning in an underground New York boxing club. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Mendez Boxing

What happens when you walk about observing life, and always wear a camera, is that you will eventually find something of interest. The best photo opportunities are usually unplanned and unforeseen.

That was exactly what happened this morning.


Mendez Boxing Club New York. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4.
© 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Just next to Hillary’s front door there was what I thought was a shop that sells sim cards or something shady. What caught my attention was the sounds from in there.

While I was gazing by the entrance, trying to figure out what the small empty reception counter and the sounds from behind it was, a man walks up behind be and says, “Come in and check it out!”

Si I did. I followed him through the door in the back corner, down the stairs, and there I found a goldmine of photography.

 

Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

 

A large basement with 50 or more people from all walks of life training boxing at 8.15 AM on a Tuesday morning. It was such an unexpected view, yet as New York as it gets.

I got some good photographs before I had had to head out to my morning meeting at 9 AM, but mainly I found a place that will always be interesting to visit when in New York.

Who would have known my quest for presidential photogrpahy would end up in a place like this?

 

New York stockbrokers, office clearks, store managers, Uber drivers and others punching each other in the Mendez Boxing Club before heading to another da at work. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
New York stockbrokers, office clearks, store managers, Uber drivers and others punching each other in the Mendez Boxing Club before heading to another da at work. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

I hope you enjoyed today's The Story Behind That Picture. As always, feel free to write me at thorsten@overgaard.dk with suggestions, comments and ideas.

 

Mendez Boxing, New York. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
Mendez Boxing, New York. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

 
     
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Above: Inside Mendez Boxing early morning 8:15 AM on a Tuesday. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA ASPHERICAL f/1.4. © 2016-2017 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 


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Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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