A HUDDERSFIELD photographer is preparing for an Olympic challenge of his own.
John Woods needs to photograph 2,012 local people as part of a national project.
John, who is based in Byram Arcade, is among 22 photographers who have been chosen to take part in the Great British Portrait Marathon.
The free event – which takes place on August 10, 11 and 12 – has been designed to coincide with the London Olympics marathon event.
John will have just 26 hours to complete the task – meaning he needs to take a photograph every 44 seconds.
He now needs groups and individuals to strike their poses to star in the project – which will raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
John said: "The Great British Portrait Marathon is a chance to do something really unusual for charity.
"The plan is to involve as many different people as possible, from work colleagues, friends or sports team fully kitted up.
"People can even bring their family pet to get in on the action."
The event will coincide with Huddersfield’s Food and Drink Festival – when it is expected 100,000 people will descend on St George’s Square.
John added: "Over 100,000 people will be in St George’s Square just round the corner from the arcade.
"So, if you’re already planning on coming to the festival, make sure you pop in and play your part in helping us achieve our 2012 goal."
People do not have to pay to have their portrait taken.
Those taking part will also be in with a chance to win a special souvenir book called A Moment in Time, which will featuring all the pictures taken by the studio.
Participants do not need to book but the company has set up a Facebook event for people to add their names to, to help them prepare.
The page can be seen at www.facebook. com/johnwoodsphotography .