June 24th, 2008 | Rebecca
Cool event: Venus Williams launches book
A new book entitled “Venus Williams” by photographer Koto Bolofo has been released and features a look into the six-time Gran Slam champions life.
It is a black and white photo book filled with inspirational shots of the lovely Ms. Williams.
“I turned a corner in Covent Garden and there was this tall, beautiful black woman and I thought, ‘I fancy her!’ I’d never seen such a graceful woman. She was wearing a bright fluorescent pink raincoat and stood out like a sore thumb.” said Bolofo to the UK’s The times about how he met her four years ago.
He goes on to tell about how he is fascinated while watching her win one of her four Whimbleton trophies;
“There was such a strength of woman in her. I had never seen anyone like this. She was like a gazelle, so pure. But I wanted to photograph her my way – not as a sports star with lots of muscles, but as a woman.”
“He saw something in me that no one else has ever seen, the side that’s classic tennis player, with elegance and grace.” says Williams.
The two worked together on a photo shoot for Vogue, which lead to the creation of this book.
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