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    The image of Muhammad Ali standing over Sonny Liston is one of the most well know boxing, and arguably sports photographs of all time.

    It was on this day; May 25, 1965, that Ali and Liston had a rematch. As we all know, Ali won with a knock out in the first round!

    The original image was taken by Neil Leifer and our Troopers hope they have done his photograph justice.

    *Update...Trooper vs. Trooper recently placed second @ the 4th Annual Juried Show of Photography & New Media at Visual Arts Mississauga and was featured in the Mississauga News.


    This photo is part of my mini series Cloned Photos.

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    joshua conti, Rene 69, Chaos2k, and 62 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Goose Keeper [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

      Yeah this is pretty awesome. The time for the set-up was definitely worth the results. Way to go!

    2. LFTR 47 months ago | reply

      I love the fact that your photos of these clones gives me the feeling that if you were to pan the camera around you'd see the full world of these guys. That there actually is more around than just the stuff you've crammed infront of the camera.

      That is something extremely few photographers and film-makers have.

      That goes for all of your situation photos like this one.

    3. Monster In My Pocket 47 months ago | reply

      Stop being such a genius. You're making me look bad by comparison ;)

    4. egerbver 47 months ago | reply

      Thanks Brian!
      Thanks Tom, I'm glad you're enjoying the shots!
      Thanks Shelly!
      Thanks so much Poet!
      Thanks frewuill, I thought it would be interesting to have him "just hanging out" in and amongst the crowd. Good catch!
      I've been waiting a while to recreate this one. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
      Thanks John!
      I did try a version with Vader, but I didn' like it.
      Thanks jamerco. Ali's pose was tricky as the trooper wouldn't move exactly how I wanted him. It took some time.
      Thanks for the comment and thanks for checking out the shots!
      Thanks again Jason. It was one of my favourite to photograph.
      Thank you!
      Thanks Angie!
      Thanks so much Goose Keeper!
      Thank you for noticing the little things. I do my best to make them look like there is more going on, but I could still be better. This is a wonderful compliment. Thank you so much!
      Not sure if I am a genius, but you just made my day! Thanks!

    5. Mark Somerville. 47 months ago | reply

      This is great David, love it. I looked at the other stuff. Fantasic!!!

    6. egerbver 47 months ago | reply

      Hey Mark, thanks so much. I'm glad you liked the shots! Very much appreciated.

    7. CJsarp 47 months ago | reply

      An excellent idea and a great capture! You are very creative.

    8. DANiMANTiS 47 months ago | reply

      fantastic !!!!!!!

    9. egerbver 47 months ago | reply

      Thank you CJsarp! This was one of my favourite so far to create, that's for sure.
      Thanks DANiMANTiS!

    10. ChicaD58 46 months ago | reply

      When I saw this shot, I immediately thought of Cashius Clay! (Not sure when he changed his name, maybe I'm dating myself.) Your recreation is spot on. Great posing! Muhammad Ali is definitely one of the greats!!

    11. egerbver 46 months ago | reply

      Thanks again! This one has been one of my favourites to create, photograph and upload to the net.

    12. egerbver 46 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the Favourites everyone, they are appreciated!

    13. Thierry Passeron 46 months ago | reply

      tres belle mise e scene lol

    14. BiborEgyes 46 months ago | reply


      I'm a big fan of your work. This is awesome also..Favorite

    15. egerbver 46 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much. I'm glad you are enjoying the shots!

    16. GOLDFOCUS 43 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot.
      All your photos are so great!!

      Here is my "elastic Trooper". ;-)
      elastic Trooper

    17. egerbver 43 months ago | reply

      Thank you! Great shot too by the way!

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