I shot a series of portraits of Olympic and Paralympic Volunteers and Game Makers, heroes of London 2012

I asked each of the more than 650 I photographed to portray how volunteering for the games makes them feel, I left it up to them to interpret that feeling.

Each volunteer is free to use the image for themselves, a memento. The purpose was to shoot a simple image of each volunteer removed from the venue in which they were working. To focus on them, to give the guy directing people inside a tunnel and the girl working at the stadium equal billing.

The images are presented below with images of the Olympic Stadium.

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how the project came about

The full set

A taster of what’s in the set:

All volunteers shown with a background of abstracts from the Olympic stadium, prints of which are available on Collectionate