Peter Angelo Simon has been a ground-breaking fine artist focusing on documenting the working processes of creative people which has been shown in publications all over the world, in the New York Times magazine and the Smithsonian Institute. His vast experience as a photographer has seen him to capture painter George Deem, theater director Robert Wilson and of course the boxer Muhammad Ali. The Brooklyn based photographer has come together with Patta to produce a capsule collection centering around images he made of the athlete in his Hardcover book “Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven”.
This photo-essay was captured up close and unguarded on 33 rolls of film during the run-up to the “Rumble in the Jungle” in October 1974 over the course of two days. These images, only previously seen in the 2016 book, have been championed by Patta in the form of a four piece capsule collection.