Summer Edition

Hello again,

Summer is over, and Autumn is nearly upon us! I spent my month working on a few assignments in London and overseas in addition to a wonderful break in the Austrian Alps. 

So at the start of August, Vanessa and I headed for Zillertal, Austria for the week. The intention of our holiday was to put ourselves somewhere beautiful and then go for a walk! I am so happy we settled on the Zillertal Valley as our destination, as it proved itself to be unbelievably picturesque and a perfect tonic to the fast-paced London. Naturally my camera was by my side the whole time, and I am happy to share a selection of my holiday snaps.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Once I was back in London I went straight to work with Sadler’s Wells, photographing for the inaugural Sadler’s Wells Young Associates Summer School. This was a mentoring scheme and safe place for young choreographers to experiment with their own ideas and choreographic voices which culminated in a group sharing. I spent two days with the group, and enjoyed sharing the space with all the choreographers. Hopefully we will be seeing more work from these guys in the future. Bellow are a couple of images I captured during my time with the group.

 
James Gallego Olivo peforming Lewis Cooke's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School.

James Gallego Olivo peforming Lewis Cooke's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School.

 
 
Hannah Mason performing James Gallego Olivio's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School. 

Hannah Mason performing James Gallego Olivio's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School

Anthony Matsena, Hannah Mason performing Chris Thomas's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School.

Anthony Matsena, Hannah Mason performing Chris Thomas's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School.

 
 
Anthony Matsena, Chris Thomas peforming Natasha Chu's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School.

Anthony Matsena, Chris Thomas peforming Natasha Chu's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School.

 

Next up I headed for Bassano del Grappa, Italy for the OperaEstate Festival. Patricia Okenwa, with whom I have worked with on many occasions, was presenting a work as part of the international festival. I was invited along to capture the process and document the piece. The work was set in the beautiful location of a deconsecrated church, and it offered a perfect backdrop for Patricia’s emotionally charged Stabat Mater. You can find more pictures via this link.

 
Winifred Burnet-Smith, Vanessa Kang, Anna Borini performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa.

Winifred Burnet-Smith, Vanessa Kang, Anna Borini performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa.

 
Anna Borini, Winifred Burnet-Smith, Vanessa Kang performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa.

Anna Borini, Winifred Burnet-Smith, Vanessa Kang performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa.

Anna Borini, Winifred Burnet-Smith, Vanessa Kang, Ann Liebeck performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa.

Anna Borini, Winifred Burnet-Smith, Vanessa Kang, Ann Liebeck performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa.

Now back in London, I am happy to be back photographing the Rambert dancers, this time for their headshots, which will soon be featured in the Rambert programmes available at all performances! I will be working with Rambert again very soon, joining them on tour to photograph the premiere of Andonis Foniadakis’ new work, Symbiosis. Watch this space.

 
Headshot session with Liam Francis of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with Liam Francis of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with Daniel Davidson of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with Daniel Davidson of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with Edit Domoszlai of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with Edit Domoszlai of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with Kym Sojourna of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with Kym Sojourna of Rambert company. 

 

More soon,

Stephen