In just about four days the majority of the 78 member Getty Images Olympic team will head to
This will be my first Olympic Games and will also be my first time to
Being that we will be away from home and our loved ones for 30 days I asked some of our experienced Getty Images team members what they bring with them to remind them of home or an item they can’t live without. Here is what they said:
Streeter Lecka (Photographer) – I can’t sleep without a fan so I always bring a little fan with me to have in my room.
Mary Ciecek (IOC editor) – Whenever I have long trips, I make sure to bring my favorite soap and my favorite shampoo and conditioner so it feels like I am still at home and I don’t have to use the free stuff. I have also brought my favorite picture of my brothers and sisters in a frame and put it on my nightstand during my past two Olympics and I will bring it to
Chris Graythen (IOC photographer) – I’m going to be a bringing a Team Waffle House shirt given to me by our NASCAR photographers to remind me of what I get to shoot once I get home from Beijing (“They are just jealous.”), I’m also going to bring a video camera so I can chat with my wife.
Scott Halleran (IOC photographer) – I always try to bring two different kinds of vodka, one of them flavored and the other original.
Rebecca Butala-How (Editor) – I’d say my top three are my travel mug for my herbal teas, speakers for my two IPODS (a nano to workout with and a video 60gb which has my full library) and my neck pillow for the plane. And finally, my husband Harry How (sports photographer).
Al Bello (Photographer) – Pictures of my family. My webcam so I could see my family.
Harry How (Photographer) – I ALWAYS bring a Lonely Planet guide of the city we are visiting for quick facts, restaurant suggestions, maps and carry it with me the whole time.
Myself (Editor) I am going to bring the care package my girlfriend is making me for the trip.