The shoot was a brochure for a language school at a Uni in north London last summer. Shot some students on the tennis courts, then wandering back to do some classroom shots, see some people on the athletics track. Several double takes later and after a check with bystanders, we realise that it’s the Jamaican national sprint team getting some training in, including the fastest man who’s ever lived, Usain Bolt.
Keen not to get moved on, interrupt anything or indeed get ejected from the premises with my job unfinished, I made a point of not using either of the cameras hanging round my neck whilst he was running, thinking that I might get a chance to ask to get a portrait when he’s finished, if I’m well behaved. Awesome 15 mins or so watching him and the others go through their paces with just a handful of people around – unfortunately still had work to do, so just grabbed 2 shots when I figured no one was looking, and that I wouldn’t get thrown out..