The Sweet Science, A Legacy of Two Generations brings the work and collection of my grandfather together with my own in the form of a photography book. As a child, I remember visiting my grandfather in his office. Always fascinated with my grandfather’s work, I began my own journey into boxing photography. I spent a period of eight months photographing boxers and boxing events. I started to see the beautiful and dramatic aspects of a violent and brutal sport. The Sweet Science, A Legacy of Two Generations serves as a book that is visual but also demonstrates how design can support the photographs and provide the same elegance through typography and layout design.
Patrick Scholz is the son of a German father and American mother. He was born in the Republic of Singapore, raised in Germany for two years, and then lived in Long Island, New York, and Darien, Connecticut. He now lives in Portland, Maine. He has served in the Marine Corps and has traveled extensively throughout the world. He uses his experiences to produce unique creative problem-solving skills. Patrick’s attention to detail is reflected in his graphic design work. Patrick’s photography is shot with an appreciation for the avant-garde, combined with the touch of a photojournalistic twist.
1. Russell Lamour Jr. vs. Ahsandi Gibbs, November 15, 2014, Image number 20 from the Book The Sweet Science A Legacy of Two Generations
2. The Sweet Science A Legacy of Two Generations, Cover Design 9.5×7.5
3. The Sweet Science A Legacy of Two Generations, Title Page
4. Russell Lamour Jr., Left (Image 11), Thomas Falowo, Right (Image 12) from the Book The Sweet Science A Legacy of Two Generations
5. Rocky Marciano vs. Ezzard Charles, September 17, 1954, Image 22 from the Book The Sweet Science A Legacy of Two Generations. Photograph from The Stanley Weston Collection
6. Studio Portrait