Spotted: David Burnett's Analogue Olympics Coverage

2012-09-04 2

Look at what one Olympic photographer brought to the games with him. Read on more after the jump.

David Burnett has been an Olympic photographer since 1984. This year’s London 2012 Olympics will be his eighth Olympics coverage. What sets him apart from other photographers is that he still uses a medium format camera to capture those medal-worthy shots.

David was spotted using a Graflex Speed Graphic camera this year while covering the Olympic games. Here’s an excerpt from a recent interview he had with The New York Times.

“I feel like there’s just a million things to still try. I still love shooting with a Holga and with the 4×5. The hardest thing, no matter the gear, is to force yourself to see things in a slightly different way. And don’t go to the finish line, go to the third turn where nothing ever happens and try to make a picture there.”

Here are some of David Burnett’s previous Olympics shots.

Info taken from:
NY Times
Gizmondo

written by astilla on 2012-09-04 #news #olympics-davidburnett-medium-format-sports-events

2 Comments

  1. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    great photos!

  2. stratski
    stratski ·

    Ooh, I'd love to see those Graflex pictures...

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