All images © David Sykes 2012 All rights reserved.
I was asked by Bloomburg Business Week to photograph the 2012 Olympic medals. I had to shoot them at the London offices of Rio Tinto who are providing the metal for the medals. Once we had cleared security we were taken to a room to shoot the medals. It was amazing to get to hold something as special as an Olympic gold medal, it was a lot bigger and heavier than I expected. I had only an hour and a half to shoot them, which is a lot less time than I usually take over a still life, but I'm really pleased with the results!
One interesting fact I learnt was that the gold medal is actually 92.5% silver, but I guess if you win one you don't care what it's made of!
Good luck to all the competitors at this years Olympics but as a Londoner, I will be cheering for team GB!