Born in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and raised by hippie parents, Ray has always been a bit different. At the age of 14, he moved with his family onto a sailboat in Trinidad, and set sail around the world with a camera always close at hand. 40 countries and 7 years later, he jumped ship in Europe, and started shooting professionally.
A life long explorer and athlete Ray’s primary focus is on action and adventure. Splitting his time between commercial work, and expeditions to amazing places with intense people he likes to keep things a bit different. Ray is currently based in Munich, Germany
A first preview of Ray Demski´s upcoming larger photo series portraying the boxing culture of Bukom, Ghana.
Ghana´s seven world champion boxers all came from Bukom. How is it that this tiny slum in the Ghanaian capital of Accra has produced many of Africa´s finest fighters? With great´s like Ike Quartey, Joshua Clottey and probably the greatest African boxer of all time Azumah Nelson all hailing from here.
This photo series focuses on the athletes, social and cultural factors that collide in this slum to create world class fighters.