Today is the day! Set your DVR's or, even better...cancel your Friday night plans, grab some tissues and get ready for the Opening Ceremony of the Summer 2012 Olympics! It will be difficult to top the Bejing 2008 Opening Ceremony, but somehow they'll do it!
Last week we posted the Hope Solo Seiko campaign shot by Morten Smidt as well as some Olympic party ideas from Every Day with Rachael Ray shot by Lucy Schaeffer. Today we have a special treat! David Sykes shot this outtake for Bloomberg Business Week.
This was shot in the offices of Rio Tinto, the company that mines the metal for the Olympic medals! Believe it or not, those medals are the ACTUAL ones that will be given out to the athletes at the games! When we asked him what it was like, David shared that "they were extremely heavy since they are the biggest olympic medals ever made.". So crazy and exciting! We can't even imagine what it would be like to be in London right now, let alone have the opportunity to photograph the medals!