Mixing it up

Hello,

So, as you may have noticed, my website has had a major update! I knew I had to make some changes to my portfolio to represent the changing body of my work. I hope you like it, and I would love to hear any feedback you might have. This month I have been very busy attending photocalls, rehearsals and sports competitions all over London. It has been great fun covering such a range of events and I am happy to share some with you below.

First off I headed to indigo at the O2 for Cage Warriors 84 for a night of mixed martial arts, or MMA for short. MMA pits two opponents in a caged Octagon to fight it out over a varying number of rounds and you can win either on points, a knock-out or tapout. Although MMA is a brutal sport and isn’t for the faint hearted, it is fantastic to photograph! 

 

Cage Warriors 84, a night of mixed martial arts at the indigo at the O2

 

Next up was a trip to Sadler’s Wells for a photocall with Scottish Ballet. I was looking forward to photographing the company, firstly because I hadn’t photographed ballet in a while, but also they were performing the Crystal Pite work Emergence which I was excited to see and shoot. The work focused on the power of the group, making use of large group unison for maximum effect. I certainly enjoyed myself, and I am happy to share a collection below.

 

Scottish Ballet performing Crystal Pite's work, Emergence at Sadler's Wells.

 

Lastly, I headed to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to photograph some international Hockey. This was a new sport to photograph for me, so I was very much looking forward to the challenge. I photographed two matches over two days, England vs Argentina and England vs The Netherlands, and I thoroughly enjoyed capturing a new sport. I will be heading back over the weekend to photograph the mens Hockey World League semi-finals and finals, fingers crossed England make it all the way.

 

The England women's hockey team playing against both Argentina and The Netherlands as part of the Investec Internations at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

 

I have a couple of projects that are still in the pipeline, and I look forward to sharing more about them when the time is right.

Until next month.

Stephen