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Hello,

Throughout March I have been lucky to photograph in theatres, stadiums and arenas witnessing some incredible moments and achieving important milestones! So without further ado, here is what I have been up to.

As I mentioned in my previous blog (Feat. Football), in February I started working with and shooting for Pro Sport Images, covering football matches for editorial publication. I am very happy to say I have been published on a number of occasions both in national and European press (see Tear Sheets). On the 16th March I achieved an important milestone in getting published on the back page of national newspaper, in The Guardian no less! Below are my publications for the night.

 
Danny Welbeck  celebrates scoring from the penalty spot in  Arsenal 's Europa League match against  AC Milan . Publication in  The   Guardian .

Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring from the penalty spot in Arsenal's Europa League match against AC Milan. Publication in The Guardian.

 
Danny Welbeck  scores from the penalty spot in  Arsenal 's Europa League match against  AC Milan . Publication in  24.hu .

Danny Welbeck scores from the penalty spot in Arsenal's Europa League match against AC Milan. Publication in 24.hu.

Danny Welbeck  scores his second goal of the night in  Arsenal 's Europa League match against  AC Milan . Publication in  The Guardian  online.

Danny Welbeck scores his second goal of the night in Arsenal's Europa League match against AC Milan. Publication in The Guardian online.

Earlier in the month I was at Sadler’s Wells photographing the visiting Ballet BC of British Columbia, Canada. We were treated to the work, 16 + a room choreographed by artistic director, Emily Molnar. The work was highly physical and presented some great photographic opportunities. Below is a collage of some of my favourite shots, but for the full gallery click here.

Dancers of  Ballet BC  perform  16 + a room  choreographed by  Emily Molnar  at  Sadler's Wells , London.

Dancers of Ballet BC perform 16 + a room choreographed by Emily Molnar at Sadler's Wells, London.

I was really excited to return to the Echo Arena, Liverpool for a second year to photograph the Artistic Gymnastics British Championships. This year we saw two new gymnasts crowned the All-Around British Champions. Kelly Simm of Dynamo School Of Gymnastics took the Women’s title and Brinn Bevan of South Essex Gymnastics Club took the Men’s title. I have made a page dedicated to the #2018British which you can view by clicking the link here. But here are a couple of my favourite shots below.

Nile Wilson  on the Parallel Bars.

Nile Wilson on the Parallel Bars.

Kelly Simm  on the Beam.

Kelly Simm on the Beam.

Amy Tinkler  on the Uneven Bars.

Amy Tinkler on the Uneven Bars.

Gaius Thompson  on the Pommel Horse.

Gaius Thompson on the Pommel Horse.

Brinn Bevan  on the Rings.

Brinn Bevan on the Rings.

Hamish Carter  on the Horizontal Bar.

Hamish Carter on the Horizontal Bar.

Lastly, I headed to Brixton Academy to photograph Feeder live. This was the first time photographing a music photography, so it was quite an eye opener! With live music, photographers are allowed to photograph a small number of songs (3-6 tracks) at the start of the band’s set. With this limited time photographer’s have to quickly capture an gallery’s worth of images. It was my first time shooting concert photography, but I happy with the images I came away with, and also very happy to see Feeder themselves shared one of my images!

 
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I have some very exciting projects coming up, so watch this space!

Stephen

Hitting the Gym

Hello,

Over the past month I have been incredibly busy. I have been working on various projects, and photographing many different things and not just dance. There is too much to write about in a single blog post, so I will narrow it down and give you my honourable mentions! 

 

Sam Oldham preparing for the Rings at the World Cup of Gymnastics at the O2, London.

 

Recently, it has been very much about Artistic Gymnastics! I was delighted to be accredited to photograph at two major gymnastics competitions featuring some of Britain’s Olympic heroes and National Champions. The two competitions I attended were the British Championships which was held at the Echo Arena, Liverpool and the World Cup of Gymnastics which took place at the O2, London. It was an incredible experience sharing the gymnast’s space and being so close to the action, and I am very happy with the images I produced. For these competitions I partnered with The Couch Gymnast where my images have been published. Below are the links to the two galleries I produced. Also be sure to check out my new gallery on my website here.

 

Max Whitlock giving a demonstration on the Pommel Horse during the World Cup of Gymnastics at the O2London.

Amy Tinkler flying on the Uneven Bars at the British Championships 2017 held at the Echo ArenaLiverpool.

 
 

Ellie Downie competing at the British Championships 2017 held at the Echo ArenaLiverpool.

Sam Oldham nailing the dismount from the High Bar at the World Cup of Gymnastics at the O2, London.

 
 

Brinn Bevan competing at the World Cup of Gymnastics at the O2, London.

 

In addition to gymnastics I have also been busy in the dance studio. As I said in my last post I headed to the Barbican to photograph the production gallery for Julie Cunningham & Company. It was great to see how this piece evolved from when I first saw it being performed in the Rambert studios. The lighting design by Richard Godin was really striking, making use of multiple Softboxes which produced a really flattering creamy light. Softboxes would usually be associated with still photography rather than stage lighting, but it was a lovely effect.

 

Alex Williams, Harry Alexander and Hannah Burfield in Julie Cunningham & Company's Double Bill performed at the Barbican.

 

I also made my way to The Place to photograph at 2Faced Dance Company’s photocall for their work From Above. Coincidentally, this dance work also made use of large Lightboxes creating yet another beautiful lighting effect designed by James Mackenzie. I produced a full gallery for DanceTabs which you can find by clicking the link below.

 

Louis Parker-Evans of 2Faced Dance Company performing From Above, choreographed by Tamsin Fitzgerald and performed at The Place, London.

 

Have a lovely long weekend!

Stephen