Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Why I Run: A Boston Marathon 2014 Photography Project

by Lucie of Lucie Wicker Photography

I decided earlier this year to start a personal project about people from Boston running the 2014 Boston Marathon. It began with the idea of shooting a few of my friends who were running (including fellow BHer Stephanie Cave!) and expanded to friends-of-friends and people I connected with through various social networks, all living and training in the Boston area.

Stephanie Cave at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain

At a Boston Handmade member meeting in February, I told everyone about this project and they all agreed I should find a place to show the work during the marathon. We began brainstorming potential spaces along the route and the next day I got in touch with my friend Rachel who handles the regional marketing for Sweetgreen located right at the finish line on Boylston Street. Lucky for me, she loved the idea of having a show hung for the month of April in conjunction with the marathon!

I'm happy to say that after many hours of coordinating shoots, meeting with runners (in all kinds of winter weather!), typing up their stories, printing, framing and hanging... the show went up on April 5th! I'm so pleased with how it came out and I couldn't be more proud. Along with the photos, there are bios of the runners including their names, where they live in Boston, their occupations, how many marathons they've run, and why they run. Those running for charity have QR codes in their bios that link to their fundraising pages. Sweetgreen has gorgeous brick walls which the pieces really stand out on.

If you're interested in checking out the show, it will be up for the month of April. Please stop by and let me know what you think!

659 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

To view the project online and read more about it, please visit our website

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