In this blog I write behind the scene stories that happened to me while on assignment or making a reportage. But I also want to use it to share pictures that have never been part of a reportage or new publications.
I haven't been inside the main venues where the Olympics took place but I have been photographing many situations related to the event. I went to see the arrival of the Torch in London passing through Hackney, where only one year ago there was the riot. And I found an incredible atmosphere, a very beautiful parade. For the opening ceremony I went to the BT Live Event in Victoria Park, very close to the Olympic Stadium. There was a 70 square metres screen and about 20.000 people with their eyes stuck on it. Then I went to check what was happening in South Bank, one of the main touristic spots of London. For the 200 metres final I went to the Jamaican House at the O2 Arena, what a great place to watch it: Bolt, Blake and Weir. - ONE, TWO, THREE! - all the Jamaicans were screaming lifting up the three fingers on their hand. Then I couldn't miss the Italian House where I went on the last day.
Hackney - Arrival of the Olympic Torch
Victoria Park - Opening ceremony
Southbank and Potters Fields Park
O2 Arena, Jamaican House: 200 meters final
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - Casa Italia