Published on Thu Apr 30, 2009 by David J Colbran
I had a prime location at this year’s London Marathon, right at the finish line, taking photos of some 8,000 plus runners as they completed this most grueling of races.
The London marathon is my latest assignment for MarathonFoto; other races have included the Berlin marathon as well as Liverpool events, such as the women’s 10k and Santa Dash.
I’ve worked with Marathon Foto for around four years and during this time we’ve taken over 50,000 photos at a range of different events. Physically the assignments can be very demanding. I was snapping non-stop for over six hours at this year’s London Marathon. Technically, the challenge is to make sure that every shot of every runner who passes is of a consistently high standard.
I love working at the London Marathon – the atmosphere is fantastic and the mix of professional athletes, fun runners and celebs is totally unique.
As MarathonFoto works to expand it’s portfolio of events in the UK and Europe, I hope that this winning collaboration continues down the track.
Below a press image from the Liverpool Santa Dash, December 2008
London, sports, marathon
A couple of weeks ago I was honoured to be asked to present and exhibit some of my artworks at the “Unmasked” Digifest and annual research conference 2021, based in Durban, South Africa
A lot of my recent commissions have been as a construction photographer in Merseyside and beyond. I've worked for both development companies and directly for manufacturers as their products are being installed on site.
"If you are looking for a creative and reliable event photographer, David is your guy. I commissioned him to travel to London to cover a business event where we were exhibiting and to also capture some staff portraits of the exec management team. His fees were competitive and his attitude totally positive & fun. David is an excellent photographic supplier. I highly recommend his services."