Last summer was quite a busy time with wedding’s, Euro Soccer Championships and the London Olympic’s and Paralympics there was always something going on. Although I didn’t shoot any sport at London 2012, I had quite a bit of PR related work during and after the games. I had shot quite a lot of PR in the run up to the games, everything from the reveal of the Olympic and Paralympic posters to training sessions with swimmers and British taekwondo World No 1 Aaron Cook who didn’t make the games. One of the most incredible races I watched was Richard Whitehead in the T42 200m. He was trailing off the bend almost at the back of the field but raced past the competition in the straight almost as if he’d lit the afterburners to take gold with a world record time of 24.38.
The portrait was shot on the day of the closing ceremony for Powerade and it had to be quick, he had a party to go too!