David Burnett: An Analogue View of the Olympics


David Burnett has a talent to spot the right place and time to make a great picture. But this time around, though, it was him that was spotted. Check out this candid picture of David Burnett taking pictures at the Olympics with an analogue camera!

Photo by PHOTOPOP.com

Your eyes are not fooling you! That is actually David Burnett at the Olympic 2012, taking pictures with an old school analogue camera. How cool is that! Still not convinced? Here’s a close up.

Photo by PhotoPop.com

David Burnett has plenty of experience as a photojournalist. His works covers 4 decades of news and the people in the news. He is currently the co-founder of Contact Press Images,the New York based photojournalism agency, now entering its 37th year. He has photographed seven summer Olympics.

The photo you will see next is a very iconic photo of the Olympics in 1984 by Burnett himself. It was a 3,000-meter women’s footrace showdown between Mary Decker and Zola Budd. Burnett was feeling too overcrowded at the finish line, so he walked halfway back up the track. It was a good decision indeed, because it gave him this very picture that made the Olympics mean more than just sports.

Photo by American Photo

If you want to see more pictures of the Olympics by David Burnett, check out this interview of him by The New York Times.

written by ilkadj on 2012-08-09 #lifestyle #analogue-photography #analogue-cameras #david-burnett #olympic-2012

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