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.
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!
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.
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.