Local photographer Matt Ankers was given access to Ballys Boxing Gym on Milton Road. Ballys opened last year and offers facilities for beginners and the more experienced boxer. For more information check out their Facebook page HERE.
Matt describes “I set out to capture that edge and grit that you would normally associate with a Boxing Gym. I wanted to meet the fighters and trainers, getting an insight into their routine and personalities. I shot a lot of content in black and white with my two film cameras, the Mamiya C3 (120 film) and the Rollei 35 T (35mm film). The film came back imperfect and grainy; much like the location I was shooting. For me the outcome from using film told a truer story and evoked a stronger sense of place and personality.”