Fighter: The Fighters of the UFC captures the core of these world-class
athletes in over 100 compelling photos by Reed Krakoff, the president and executive creative director of Coach, the multibillion-dollar internationally renowned fashion brand. In addition to leading a huge fashion empire, Krakoff is an acclaimed photographer who has been a UFC fan for years. Krakoff’s stark black-and-white photographs shot with a medium format Mamiya box camera are honest and pure. Standing alone, without competitors or an audience, each fighter reveals his essence to Krakoff’s lens. And that essence is not necessarily what you’d expect: his subjects look gentle, warm, humble and disarmed as often as they appear fierce, strong and menacing. The striking images are juxtaposed with quotes from each fighter, whose candor will be surprising to even die-hard UFC fans.
Reed Krakoff is an acclaimed photographer and respected designer, having studied photography at Parsons School of Design. He also has several photographic credits to his name, including exhibits shown in Tokyo and New York, and in magazines Town & Country and Interview.
The Fighters: Houston Alexander, Mac Danzig, Rashad Evans, Spencer Fisher, Jon Fitch, Kenny Florian, Rich Franklin, Gabriel Gonzaga, Forrest Griffin, Kendall Grove, Dan Henderson, Roger Huerta, Matt Hughes, James Irvin, Quinton Jackson, Keith Jardine, Cheick Kongo, Josh Koscheck, Chuck Liddell, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Karo Parisyan, BJ Penn, Mauricio Rua, Alessio Sakara, Ivan Salaverry, Diego Sanchez, Matt Serra, Anderson Silva, Thiago Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Matt Wiman; also featuring Dana White, UFC President.
A portion of the proceeds from Fighter will be donated to the Yellow Ribbon Fund. The Yellow Ribbon Fund was created in early 2005 to assist our injured service members and their families while they recuperate at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center. For more information on the Yellow Ribbon Fund, visit their website at www.yellowribbonfund.org.
Available October 2008
From Viking Studio
Hardcover, $45.00/$49.50 Canadian