Running next to the new London Olympic Stadium, The Greenway is a cycle-path that runs over the Northern Outfall Sewer, the Northern Outfall Sewer was designed in the 1859 after an outbreak of cholera, in 1859 a businessman called Evangelos Zappas created the Olympic Games. Coincidence?
Anyhoo, Four Communications asked me to shoot some of the Lloyds TSB (and a couple for Bank Of Scotland) Local Heroes – a collection of young, up-and-coming athletes who are commonwealth and Olympic games contenders.
The good thing about this is that these athletes are super-human compared to me (and most people) actually super-human, better in the physical and/or skillful than the majority of society – yet they are all so polite, humble, modest and normal that it makes them a pleasure to work with.
For example, Vikki Hubbard recently high-jumped her personal best of 1m 92cm. 1metre and ninety-two centimeters! ! That’s incredible! that’s over 6′ in old money! If I could jump that high, I’d be bragging about it at every opportunity. I’d be leaping over ticket barriers, parked cars, small children, come to think of it – tall children. Any chance to show-off.
But not Vikki, I suppose she is surrounded by other super-humans most the time, so her ability is somewhat diminished in those situations, but even around the likes of lower-altitude leapers like myself she comes across like anybody else (albeit with a slight spring in her step), which is refreshing in this world of sought-after celebrity.
Enough of my prattling, here are some of the pictures.