I took about two hundred portraits of runners at the Tokyo Marathon last Sunday, 100 at the start and 100 at the finish – all with my trusty nifty-fifty. I had a press pass courtesy of EURObiZ Japan. They’ll be a photo story in the magazine soon.
I wanted to show the excitement of the start line and the exhaustion of the finish line. Not sure I quite managed to do that. The start photos were fine, but as soon as I pointed a camera at anyone at the finish they broke into a huge smile. They were giving me the elation rather than the exhaustion.
Still, these are some of my favourites. (The first guy was dressed as a bunch of grapes)