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|The Knicks center was the man in the middle at the opening of his photography exhibition in NYC.|
Tyson says: I shot this after he used the weight room when he was trying to get swoll. We'll miss him. I love the dude. He brought energy to the Garden that changed our year around. I've got a lot of respect for the kid for doing that, so we'll miss him.
New York City
Tyson says: I shot this because it had "Love Me" in graffiti. Big, bold colors. Then I handed it off to an artist to do as he pleased. His name's Andrew [Kuo], and he decided to take off all the graffiti. I thought that was a neat element. I don't remember the part of the city, but it was around Canal Street and something. This is when I first got to the city and I was just like, "Wow."
London 2012 Olympic Games
Tyson says: This one came right before we went out to play the gold-medal game [against Spain]. Normally, the coach writes our game plan -- offense and defense -- on the board, but they just wrote this. I can't remember if it was Coach K or Nate McMillan who wrote it. I thought that was a powerful message, so I took my camera out and took a picture of it, and then I had an artist later on go and draw rings to represent each player and coach -- to represent the USA team.
Tyson says: This lion is the scariest thing in the world. There was a reserve where they were trying to protect rhinos, because they're almost extinct. They built a fence around like 280 acres or something crazy. But when they built the fence, there were also other animals that got trapped in there, so you had giraffes and all these other animals in there. The lions figured out those other animals are trapped in there, so they go in there and feed. Easy prey.
This lion goes in there, but he gets stuck inside the gate, so he's agitated. So he's walking around moaning, trying to figure a way out. And the driver of our open jeep during the safari goes up to the gate, and I'm like, "Wait a minute. How did the lion get in?" He goes, "Well, sometimes they jump it." And I go, "Um, so maybe we shouldn't be this close if he's about to jump that gate and come out, and he's angry."
So that's why you see in that picture he has a very intense look, because he's trying to figure out a way out. I was about 10 feet away from the lion when I took this photo.