Update: This very same camera (that Usain Bolt held) is up for auction on Ebay. Proceeds are apparently going for support of cancer research. Golden touch, indeed!
Not only is Usain Bolt the fastest man alive, but he is also a budding photographer! :)
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
The camera’s owner, Jimmy Wixtröm, can be seen smiling bottom-right. Image © Usain Bolt / Aftonbladet.
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.