Boston runners. If you lived in Boston for any length of time, you know what I am talking about. Bostonians just love to run. They are dead serious about it. The city comes to life during the world-famous Boston Marathon, one of the most coveted marathons in the world. The city lives the event like no other, especially after the sad events of April 15th, 2013. But the love Bostonians have for running goes far beyond the marathon. It is a story of resilience, grit, effort that fits the spirit of our city like a glove.
Runners are a tribe. No matter what distance they run, how fast they are, how often they run, they all share the drive and need to run. They respect each other, and they support each other. They represent and share the incredible character that makes this city great.
This is an ongoing project that I undertook right before the tragic COVID19 pandemic started. I am interested in making simple portraits of Bostonian runners. Some are elite runners, most aren't. Some run marathons, some 5Ks. They all belong to the same tribe. They all share the need to run. Some run alone, some run in groups. They all run. All these portraits were made immediately after these amazing runners finished their runs.
I will resume it as soon as it is safe to do so. I know the pain they are going through because of the need to shelter at home. If you go out in the middle of the night, you will see some runners out, trying to stay sane.
Keep on running, Boston!