Run For Your Lives: Facebook Timeline Cover Photos.

“Run For Your Lives – Facebook Timeline Cover Photo 1.”

“Run For Your Lives – Facebook Timeline Cover Photo 2.”

“Run For Your Lives – Facebook Timeline Cover Photo 3.”

“Run For Your Lives – Facebook Timeline Cover Photo 4.”

“Run For Your Lives – Facebook Timeline Cover Photo 5.”

Here’s a few Facebook Timeline cover photo templates that were made from some of my Run For Your Lives images. Credit Matt Hodgson at Reed Street Productions for the graphic design work.

Photos: Run For Your Lives Zombie 5k Boston.

“A racer falls into a mud pit, one of the obstacles in the Run For Your LIves Zombie 5k race in Amesbury, Massachusetts Saturday, May 5, 2012.”

“A volunteer Zombie gets doused in blood during the Run For Your LIves Zombie 5k race in Amesbury, Massachusetts Saturday, May 5, 2012.”

“A volunteer Zombie gets made up during the Run For Your LIves Zombie 5k race in Amesbury, Massachusetts Saturday, May 5, 2012.”

“A volunteer Zombie gets doused in blood during the Run For Your LIves Zombie 5k race in Amesbury, Massachusetts Saturday, May 5, 2012.”

“Volunteer zombies gather together as they await the start of the Run For Your LIves Zombie 5k race in Amesbury, Massachusetts Saturday, May 5, 2012.”

“Zombies chase a racer during the Run For Your LIves Zombie 5k race in Amesbury, Massachusetts Saturday, May 5, 2012.”

“A zombie chases a racer during the Run For Your LIves Zombie 5k race in Amesbury, Massachusetts Saturday, May 5, 2012.”

“Racers attempt to evade zombies during the Run For Your LIves Zombie 5k race in Amesbury, Massachusetts Saturday, May 5, 2012.”

“Racers slide down a huge water slide during the Run For Your LIves Zombie 5k race in Amesbury, Massachusetts Saturday, May 5, 2012.”

I shot my second Run For Your Lives Zombie 5k Race last weekend. Now that I’m in Boston, I was able to shoot the New England installment of the race, which was at Amesbury Sports Park in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

I didn’t think it was possible, but the scene at this race was even more absurd and absolutely ridiculous than it was at the Baltimore race. You can see some of my shots from that race here

I’m amazed at how much people love to take on the zombie persona, and at how well some of them do it. I don’t think I’d ever volunteer to get covered in fake blood and sit in the woods screaming at people for the entire day, but clearly there’s some appeal there that I’m missing out on. 

Nevertheless, I was highly entertained all day, and hundreds of zombies and 10,000 racers make for some good photography. Take a look at this photo gallery on the Run For Your Lives Facebook page to see my whole take from the day. It’s got over 1,000 “likes” and hundreds of comments from zombies and runners alike. 

Here were some that I enjoyed. As always, click to enlarge for the full effect. I’m still thinking about it, but the first photo here might have quickly become one of my all-time favorites. 

*Some of my photographs from the race were published in the Capital Business section of The Washington Post on Monday, May 14, 2012. Click the link here to view the article and photographs!”

Photos: Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K Baltimore

"A volunteer is made up to resemble a zombie at the first ever Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K race Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Darlington, Maryland."

"A racer jumps into a 'blood pit,' one of the obstacles on the first ever Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K race Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Darlington, Maryland."

"A zombie screams at a racer during the first ever Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K race Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Darlington, Maryland."

"A zombie chases a racer during the first ever Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K race Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Darlington, Maryland."

"A racer swims across a lake, one of the obstacles on the first ever Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K race Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Darlington, Maryland."

"Zombies wait for racers to arrive during the first ever Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K race Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Darlington, Maryland."

"A zombie screams at the first ever Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K race Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Darlington, Maryland."

"Twin brothers observe racers as they compete in the first ever Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K race Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Darlington, Maryland."

"A mother walks with her daughter, disguised as a zombie, at the first ever Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K race Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Darlington, Maryland."

"Racers dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles celebrate after completing the course at the first ever Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K race Saturday, October 22, 2011 in Darlington, Maryland."

I was hired as the photographer for the first ever “Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K” race, which was held in Darlington, Maryland last Saturday. This was just the first of a series of several to occur throughout the country this year and next, so I was absolutely surprised to see that this drew attention from national media outlets, as well as over 10,000 runners and volunteers dressed like zombies. Here is the link to the website I shot for, which gives a better explanation of what the race is all about. 

As a Goucher graduate, I’ve taken pictures of zombies plenty of times, but even after shooting this event, I still don’t understand the obsession people have with the concept of zombies chasing humans. It just doesn’t get me going whatsoever, but it does make for very entertaining, compelling pictures.

I shot a ton of pictures. I guess that will happen when you’re running around in the woods and trodding through mud up to your ankles while taking pictures of the same thing over and over again for 14 hours straight…

Regardless, I’m really happy with my pictures from the day, which will make good additions to the portfolio. This is a sample of some of my favorites. 

If you’d like, click each image to see them full screen. They look better that way.