This Cameraman Outran the Sprinters in a 100m Race

Sports photographers and videographers usually work stealthily in the background, documenting athletes without distracting from the competition, but one cameraman in China stole the show after he outran the sprinters in a 100m race. The college student videographer at Datong University in northern China’s Shanxi province was tasked with shooting the 100-meter sprint from up […]

This Cameraman Outran the Sprinters in a 100m Race

Sports photographers and videographers usually work stealthily in the background, documenting athletes without distracting from the competition, but one cameraman in China stole the show after he outran the sprinters in a 100m race.

The college student videographer at Datong University in northern China’s Shanxi province was tasked with shooting the 100-meter sprint from up close — he was positioned in an outside lane and started a short distance ahead of the student-athletes. When the gun fired, the videographer began sprinting with the athletes while keeping one outstretched arm steady and the gimbal-mounted camera pointed at the runners.

Despite holding the camera rig (which reportedly weighed over 8.8lbs/4kg), not being appropriately dressed for a sprint, and continually looking over his shoulder, the videographer was apparently able to keep pace with the runners, maintain the gap, and cross the finish line first.

Footage of the man’s feat has since gone viral both in China and internationally, with many Chinese netizens calling the man “the actual rightful champion” of the race. Here’s a sampling of some of the witty reactions by Internet commenters:

“Plot twist: They are all applying for the vacant cameraman position.”

“Cameraman: “I could’ve competed but I decided to serve a higher purpose.”

“The athletes couldn’t qualify as a cameraman so they had to be a runner.”

“Imagine practicing months or years just to be overshadowed by a cameraman.”

“Plot twist: He was vlogging while participating in the race.”

The man’s feat is strangely similar to this humorous commercial Powerade aired years ago in which a cameraman wins the gold medal:

A few years ago, an ultra-fit cameraman in the United States also went viral after he was filmed keeping up with runners in the Suicide Sprint at the 2016 Reebok Crossfit Games while holding a heavy stabilized camera rig in one hand.

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Photographer Creates Giant Waves of Wood in a Forest

When Germany was hit by a second wave of COVID-19 and subsequent restrictions in late 2020, photographer and artist Jörg Gläscher decided to do a photo project in a forest that reflected what the world was going through. The Leipzig, Germany-based Gläscher spent many days in the quiet location near Hamburg gathering wood and assembling […]

Photographer Creates Giant Waves of Wood in a Forest

When Germany was hit by a second wave of COVID-19 and subsequent restrictions in late 2020, photographer and artist Jörg Gläscher decided to do a photo project in a forest that reflected what the world was going through.

The Leipzig, Germany-based Gläscher spent many days in the quiet location near Hamburg gathering wood and assembling them into giant waves sweeping across the forest floor.

“I was working (with the idea of) the pure power of nature, the all-destroying force, which brings one of the richest countries in the world to a completely still stand,” the photographer . “A wave is a periodic oscillation or a unique disturbance the state of a system.”

Between November 2020 through March 2021, Gläscher created 9 different waves.

“I only use what we call deadwood — I didn’t cut a single tree,” the photographer tells PetaPixel. “The largest, No. 8, is nearly 4 meters [13.1ft] high and 9 meters [29.5ft] wide. After I took the picture I destroyed it to build a new one from the material.”

These deadwood wave photos are a part of a bigger body of artwork Gläscher has been working on since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s titled C19,1-20, the diary complex, and “it contains 20 different pieces of work from photography to sculpture which I publish in self-promoted digital printed magazines, in small numbers,” he says.

Here’s the text Gläscher included alongside the wave photos in his magazine:

Observations are manifold, individual, not directly transferable, and can be experienced in many different ways. A perceived object can generate impact in numerous ways. Is it standing still? Has it moved? Nothing is ever as it seems.

Are appearances therefore deceptive? No, they are not necessarily deceptive, but they join me on a journey, wash over me, swirl through me, make me anxious, retreat, and then rush towards me all over again. “But that can‘t be,” says the left, “but I see and feel it,” says the right half of my brain.

I can go through them, stop them, touch them, but everything comes to a standstill and goes no further. I have to let it go. Standing up, the second wave rolls over me.

It is unique, it was unique. I lift my head, take it by the hand and recognize the vibration and the recurring sensation, and with it the fear disappears. Should it come, I will be ready.

You can find more of Gläscher’s work on his website, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also find work for sale through his online shop.

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