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The famed photographer David Drebin discusses his new book Manny Pacquiao (C.J. Oyster, 2011), photography, Pacquiao and boxing, and more, with Joseph Planta.

Manny Pacquiao by David Drebin. (C.J. Oyster Publishing, 2011)

Click to buy this book: Manny Pacquiao

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

Manny Pacquiao is without a doubt the most famous Filipino in the world today. A new book captures the boxing champion through the lens of the noted photographer David Drebin, who joins me now. Mr. Drebin photographed Pacquiao, capturing him training, and in and out of the ring, giving the viewer a glimpse into the world of the fighter who carries at least ten world titles, not to mention other monikers such as ‘fighter of the decade,’ ‘the people’s champ,’ and the best ‘pound for pound fighter’ in boxing today. The book is called, appropriately enough, Manny Pacquiao. It is the first and only authorised book of photographs of Pacquiao, and it features a foreword from the boxing promoter Bob Arum. David Drebin who joins me from Miami Beach this day, is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design, and is an internationally renowned photographer. His work has sold at record prices, and he counts celebrities as fans and collectors of his pieces. Mr. Drebin’s work is known for its dramatic, epic, and cinematic qualities. They’re described as voyeuristic, psychological and opulent, among some choice adjectives. The book is published by C.J. Oyster Publishing and is available at www.mannyboxingbook.com, where you can get a deluxe hardcover, or a more affordable paperback. The website for more is at www.daviddrebin.com. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, David Drebin; Good morning, Mr. Drebin.