An Eventful Autumn

Hello,

I am back from an unplanned hiatus from writing my Blog, with a post sharing my eventful autumn. Over the past couple of months I have been working on various commissions, with long days of shooting and the subsequent hours of editing. My work has taken me to the dance studio, court side, pitch side, in nurseries, in gyms and in theatres. 

 
  Greg Rutherford  is interviewed by the team at  Sportsbeat  on behalf of  British Rowing  and  SAS Analytics .

Greg Rutherford is interviewed by the team at Sportsbeat on behalf of British Rowing and SAS Analytics.

 

Just as my previous post, I have continued to cover club photography duties for EFL Championship teams Leeds United and Middlesbrough FC. In addition to photographing directly for these clubs I have also attended other games covering for agency Pro Sports Images. Football photography has an incredibly fast workflow, with images being; selected, imported, captioned, edited, exported, uploaded within a few minutes of a goal being scored. I don’t often get to review my shots, but here are some images I’ve picked out to share with you.

 
 

Recently I have been working with sports content creators, Sportsbeat, part of the BeatMediaGroup. It has been great working with the team, and it has taken me to some really exciting and interesting events where I have had the chance to meet lots of sports celebrities! These images have accompanied local and national articles as well as official social channels.

I was really happy to have been asked to work with BBC Comic Relief covering a visit to a children’s play centre by ex Girls Aloud turned solo pop star, Nadine Coyle. This was a lovely job to cover, celebrating children’s right to play. Naturally, everyone in the building had a huge smile on their face!

 
  Nadine Coyle  attends a nursery with  BBC Children In Need  and  Asda  to launch the  Power of Play 2018  campaign.

Nadine Coyle attends a nursery with BBC Children In Need and Asda to launch the Power of Play 2018 campaign.

 
  Nadine Coyle  attends a nursery with  BBC Children In Need  and  Asda  to launch the  Power of Play 2018  campaign.

Nadine Coyle attends a nursery with BBC Children In Need and Asda to launch the Power of Play 2018 campaign.

  Nadine Coyle  attends a nursery with  BBC Children In Need  and  Asda  to launch the  Power of Play 2018  campaign.

Nadine Coyle attends a nursery with BBC Children In Need and Asda to launch the Power of Play 2018 campaign.

As with last year, I was back photographing for the British Basketball League and Women’s British Basketball League. This included photographing headshots for the players in addition to action shots from games for use on the official social channels and website. Basketball is a great game to photograph, with it’s own set of challenges. The fast pace nature of the game can present some very physical, and therefore rewarding images.

 
 

In September I was in the Rambert studios photographing their Season Launch party. This was an opportunity for the company to invite guests and share with them exiting news and information on the new works that are on the horizon. Additionally, there was a unique and special performance by both Rambert and Rambert2.

 
 

Lastly, I joined up yet again with the Sadler’s Wells Young Associates as they presented their new works for the stage. Having worked with these young choreographers sporadically over the past 18 months it has been great to observe the development and evolution of everyone’s individual styles. 

  Coral Montejano Cantoral, Flavien Cornilleau, Alex Mikl ó sy and Miia Ma̎kila̎  perform  A Quiet Hope  choreographed by  Wilhelmina Ojanen  performed as part of  Sadler’s Wells Young Associates .

Coral Montejano Cantoral, Flavien Cornilleau, Alex Miklósy and Miia Ma̎kila̎ perform A Quiet Hope choreographed by Wilhelmina Ojanen performed as part of Sadler’s Wells Young Associates.

  Hannah Kidd  performs  Three Visions  choreographed by  Christopher Thomas performed  as part of  Sadler’s Wells Young Associates .

Hannah Kidd performs Three Visions choreographed by Christopher Thomas performed as part of Sadler’s Wells Young Associates.

  Sara Augieras  and  Áine Reynolds  perform  Shall We Just Retire to the Lake?  choreographed by  Ruby Portus  performed as part of  Sadler’s Wells Young Associates .

Sara Augieras and Áine Reynolds perform Shall We Just Retire to the Lake? choreographed by Ruby Portus performed as part of Sadler’s Wells Young Associates.

  Cher Nicolette Ho  performs  Tsutseka  choreographed by  Anthony Matsena  performed   as part of  Sadler’s Wells Young Associates .

Cher Nicolette Ho performs Tsutseka choreographed by Anthony Matsena performed as part of Sadler’s Wells Young Associates.

I am very lucky to be taking a holiday soon where I will have space to reflect on what has been a great year. So do look out for a special 2018 review which I will be publishing sometime before Christmas.

More soon,

Stephen

Pre-Season

Hello and welcome back,

Over the past month I have been busy working on a number of projects covering a broad spectrum of genres; dance, sport and events. It is such a pleasure being able to work in different photographic environments, it keeps me on my toes and keeps things fresh. 

First off I joined the lovely team at Siobhan Davies Studios as they worked with Theatrum Mundi and London Festival of Architecture to deliver a day of panel discussions, physical workshops and a performance by the awesome Candoco Dance Company. My job was to photograph and capture the events throughout the day which was a pleasure and whilst behind the camera I was provoked by the discussions, brought joy from the workshops and inspired by the performance. It was a good day!

 
  Candoco Dance Company  perform at  Siobhan Davies Studios  during an event in collaboration with  Theatrum Mundi  and  London Festival of Architecture .

Candoco Dance Company perform at Siobhan Davies Studios during an event in collaboration with Theatrum Mundi and London Festival of Architecture.

 
 
 Workshops taking place at  Siobhan Davies Studios  during an event in collaboration with  Theatrum Mundi  and  London Festival of Architecture .

Workshops taking place at Siobhan Davies Studios during an event in collaboration with Theatrum Mundi and London Festival of Architecture.

 Panel discussions at  Siobhan Davies Studios  during an event in collaboration with  Theatrum Mundi  and  London Festival of Architecture .

Panel discussions at Siobhan Davies Studios during an event in collaboration with Theatrum Mundi and London Festival of Architecture.

 
 
 Workshops taking place at  Siobhan Davies Studios  during an event in collaboration with  Theatrum Mundi  and  London Festival of Architecture .

Workshops taking place at Siobhan Davies Studios during an event in collaboration with Theatrum Mundi and London Festival of Architecture.

 Panel discussions at  Siobhan Davies Studios  during an event in collaboration with  Theatrum Mundi  and  London Festival of Architecture .

Panel discussions at Siobhan Davies Studios during an event in collaboration with Theatrum Mundi and London Festival of Architecture.

 

Throughout the Summer I have been working with a number of football teams covering their pre-season in addition to the start of their domestic seasons. These teams have included; Leeds United, Middlesbrough, AFC Wimbledon & Forest Green Rovers. It is a great to work directly with these football clubs and their media teams. Seeing your images up on the website and official social media pages within minutes of them being sent through is pretty cool!

 
 

In between football fixtures I joined Hema Palani in the studio as she worked with Hetain Patel on a new work being produced by Fuel Theatre. Hema and Hetain had spent a week in the studio playing with ideas using text and movement which resulted in a sharing for invited guests. Having worked with Hema in the past, I was looking forward to collaborating with her again. 

 
  Hema Palani  works with  Hetain Patel  in the studio researching a new work produced by  Fuel Theatre .

Hema Palani works with Hetain Patel in the studio researching a new work produced by Fuel Theatre.

  Hema Palani  works with  Hetain Patel  in the studio researching a new work produced by  Fuel Theatre .

Hema Palani works with Hetain Patel in the studio researching a new work produced by Fuel Theatre.

 
 
  Hema Palani  works with  Hetain Patel  in the studio researching a new work produced by  Fuel Theatre .

Hema Palani works with Hetain Patel in the studio researching a new work produced by Fuel Theatre.

  Hema Palani  works with  Hetain Patel  in the studio researching a new work produced by  Fuel Theatre .

Hema Palani works with Hetain Patel in the studio researching a new work produced by Fuel Theatre.

 

Lastly, I had a blast from the past in returning to Garsington Opera, but this time as a photographer as opposed to a dancer! I was there to capture images of guests enjoying the Garsington ExperienceGarsington Opera is based in the grounds of the beautiful Wormsley Estate just outside of London. Guests are given plenty of time before and during an extended interval to enjoy the grounds and picnic in these scenic surroundings.

 
 Views of  Garsington Opera  within the  Wormsley Estate .

Views of Garsington Opera within the Wormsley Estate.

 
 
 Views of  Garsington Opera  within the  Wormsley Estate .

Views of Garsington Opera within the Wormsley Estate.

 Views of  Garsington Opera  within the  Wormsley Estate .

Views of Garsington Opera within the Wormsley Estate.

 
 
 Views of  Garsington Opera  within the  Wormsley Estate .

Views of Garsington Opera within the Wormsley Estate.

 

That is it for now, but in the meantime, please do make sure you are following me on Instagram at @stephenwrightphotography. I post every weekday sharing with my followers what I am up to and throwbacks to previous work.

 
 Follow my  Instagram  page  @stephenwrightphotography  for all my latest work.

Follow my Instagram page @stephenwrightphotography for all my latest work.

 

See you next month,

Stephen