Photo credit to Ben Thorndike.
Amateur sports photographer Ben Thorndike was working in his financial office above Boylston Street on Monday before the bomb blasts. He was snapping photos of the race from one of the office’s bay windows when suddenly — an explosion…
“Almost momentarily when I got there, directly in front of me, right in my sight-line, the explosion went off,” he said. ”Just out of reflex, I had the camera on, had it in sports mode, which means I can shoot rapid-fire.”
“His reflex is to sprint away, that really caught my eye. Everyone else in the photo is stunned, shocked and frozen,” he said. ”It’s either someone who is badly burned, panicked and running, or they’re running for another reason.”
The following high resolution photos of the Boston Marathon Bombing taken by Ben Thorndike are published under fair use for educational purposes.