A night of bouts near Barcelona
“I don’t wanna die without any scars“.
I’ve always asked myself what brings people to get into a ring and fight against another person. With this question in mind I decided to face this series of encounters photographically, boxing matches which took place near Barcelona.
On one hand, I was searching for the plasticity and beauty of something which is contradictory, dark, but at the same time human. Taking on the challenge to put oneself against the ropes. On the other hand, while carrying out this project, I decided to decentralize the point of view regarding the fights so as to help stop time in those moments before and after the match: the preparation for the fight, the victory or the defeat.
I was trying to get inside the fighters’ psychologies until I understood that, in reality, each fighter is his own adversary.
The question is still there but I discovered that there is a latent layer of respect in each one of the punches the fighters launch against the opponent, who is often another comrade in the fight.