(c) Usain Bolt

Not only is Usain Bolt the fastest man alive, but he is also a budding photographer! :)

Usain Bolt shooting some after-action snapshots with Swedish photographer Jimmy Wixtröm's camera. Image (c) Reuters

Usain Bolt shooting some after-action snapshots with Swedish photographer Jimmy Wixtröm’s camera. Image (c) Reuters

Immediately after making history by defending his 200m Olympic crown, Usain walked over to the photographer booth and took Swedish photographer Jimmy Wixtröm’s camera.
Bolt then proceeded to take several photos from his unique point of view. Pretty good photos, too! Now the question may be asked who has copyright of these photos.

Under British law it is apparently the person pressing the shutter who holds copyright, unless there was a specific contract signed before-hand. Seems like Usain ended up winning twice – winning the race and then making winning photographs to which he holds the rights!

Here are some of Usain’s shots. I’d say they’re pretty good!

Silver medalist Yohan Blake looks surprised by Usain's antics. Image © Usain Bolt / Aftonbladet

Silver medalist Yohan Blake looks surprised by Usain’s antics. Image © Usain Bolt / Aftonbladet

The camera's owner, Jimmy Wixtröm, can be seen smiling bottom-right. Image © Usain Bolt / Aftonbladet.

The camera’s owner, Jimmy Wixtröm, can be seen smiling bottom-right. Image © Usain Bolt / Aftonbladet.

Oh, in case you were wondering... Usain uses a Nikon D4 (B&H) with Nikkor 14-24mm F/2.8 G ED (B&H)  :P Image: Reuters.

Oh, in case you were wondering… Usain uses a Nikon D4 (B&H) with Nikkor 14-24mm F/2.8 G ED (B&H) :P Image: Reuters.

Image: Reuters.

After the game, Usain apparently “signed” this camera with a screwdriver. But this isn’t a bad thing – the camera is now a true collector’s item. And the D4′s magnesium body can handle a few scratches.

PS: This very same camera (that Usain Bolt held) was auctioned on Ebay. Proceeds apparently went to support cancer research. Golden touch, indeed!