There is in existence photographic evidence documenting that Venus Williams is the beautiful Goddess of the Tennis World!
Venus Williams in photography book by Koto Bolofo
The book called “Venus Williams” by photographer Koto Bolofo features an inspired, conceptual exploration of the six-time Grand Slam champion’s life. (Published in 2008)
The photos are wonderful, and represent Williams from a specific angle. The black and white pictures are classic, graceful, and simply stunning.
Bolofo about how he first met his muse on the streets of London:
“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.”
Bolofo also said how he was fascinated with Venus while watching her win the first of her four Wimbledon 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.”
The words of Venus expressing her pleasure with the outcome of the collaboration with Bolofo:
“He saw something in me that no one else has ever seen, the side that’s classic tennis player, with elegance and grace.”
Bolofo and Williams have worked together on an Italian Vogue shoot which eventually led to working on the book. The two have traveled a lot together, including London, Istanbul, Paris and New York where photos for “Venus Williams” were taken.
More of the stunning set of photos of Venus Williams displayed in Bolofo’s book.
These beautiful photos portray Venus and her personality from a special angle.
Read more about the life and career of Photographer Koto Bolofo.
- Koto Bolofo | Photographer (africaunchained.blogspot.com)