Carolyn Bolton

Feat. Football

Hello,

The start of the year has been very exciting. I am happy to announce that I have started working with Pro Sports Images, photographing editorial content for the press and on commission. I have photographed dance galleries at both Rambert and Sadler’s Wells, and I have had multi-talented musician, Alex Paton in the studio for a portrait shoot.

 
The  Rambert  building as part of the  Lumiere London  festival. Images of the dancer's feet by artist  David Ward .

The Rambert building as part of the Lumiere London festival. Images of the dancer's feet by artist David Ward.

 

First off I headed to the Rambert studios to photograph In the Making 2018. This programme showcased 7 works choreographed by company dancers in addition to Rambert's choreographic fellow, Julie Cunningham. The performance also coincided with the Lumiere London festival. Rambert took part in the light festival collaborating with artist David Ward. David worked with the dancers photographing the soles of their feet creating the body of work, Light on Their Feet, which was projected on the side of Rambert HQ throughout the festival. Click here to see more images from the performance.

Pierre Tappon  and  Jacob Wye  performing  The Space Between Us  choreographed by  Luke Ahmet  as part of  Rambert 's  In the Making 2018 .

Pierre Tappon and Jacob Wye performing The Space Between Us choreographed by Luke Ahmet as part of Rambert's In the Making 2018.

Hannah Rudd, Nancy Nerantzi  and  Sharia Johnson  performing  R2 , choreographed by  Liam Francis  as part of  Rambert 's  In the Making 2018 .

Hannah Rudd, Nancy Nerantzi and Sharia Johnson performing R2, choreographed by Liam Francis as part of Rambert's In the Making 2018.

Juan Gil  and  Brenda Lee-Grech  performing  DIAL/LOG  choreogeraphed by  Daniel Davidson  as part of  Rambert 's  In the Making 2018 .

Juan Gil and Brenda Lee-Grech performing DIAL/LOG choreogeraphed by Daniel Davidson as part of Rambert's In the Making 2018.

Hannah Burfield , Julie Cunningham and  Carolyn Bolton  performing  Crave  by  Julie Cunningham  as part of  Rambert 's  In the Making 2018 .

Hannah Burfield, Julie Cunningham and Carolyn Bolton performing Crave by Julie Cunningham as part of Rambert's In the Making 2018.

Next I was joined by Alex Paton in our home studio. Alex is a multi-talented musician who plays an array of instruments in addition to writing music for films and dance. Alex was a pleasure to work with, and we were all very happy with the results. Click here to see more from the shoot.

 
Musician  Alex Paton  on set during his portrait session.

Musician Alex Paton on set during his portrait session.

Musician  Alex Paton  on set during his portrait session.

Musician Alex Paton on set during his portrait session.

 
 
Musician  Alex Paton  on set during his portrait session.

Musician Alex Paton on set during his portrait session.

 

After, I was off to Sadler’s Wells for their annual Sadler’s Wells Sampled programme, which includes an eclectic mix of dance including the likes of Ballet, Contemporary through to Breaking and Flamenco.  It was a great opportunity to capture a range of dance styles in one evening.

 
Zenaida Yanowsky  performs  Swan Lake  as part of  Sadler's Wells Sampled.

Zenaida Yanowsky performs Swan Lake as part of Sadler's Wells Sampled.

French b-boy   crew,  Yeah Yellow  perform as part of  Sadler's Wells Sampled.

French b-boy crew, Yeah Yellow perform as part of Sadler's Wells Sampled.

 
NDT2  perform as part of  Sadler's Wells Sampled.

NDT2 perform as part of Sadler's Wells Sampled.

Jesús Carmona  performs as part of  Sadler's Wells Sampled.

Jesús Carmona performs as part of Sadler's Wells Sampled.

French b-boy   crew,  Yeah Yellow  perform as part of  Sadler's Wells Sampled.

French b-boy crew, Yeah Yellow perform as part of Sadler's Wells Sampled.

Humanhood  perform as part of  Sadler's Wells Sampled.

Humanhood perform as part of Sadler's Wells Sampled.

Throughout February I have been attending and photographing at sports fixtures on behalf of Pro Sports Images. Currently I have been photographing Football games, covering Premier League through to League 2 games. It has been fantastic covering the national sport, and I am very happy to see my images being published in the press. 

Images from  Charlton Athletic vs Bradford City  on assignment for  Pro Sports Images .

Images from Charlton Athletic vs Bradford City on assignment for Pro Sports Images.

 
Publication in  Dagens Nyheter  on assignment for  Pro Sports Images .

Publication in Dagens Nyheter on assignment for Pro Sports Images.

Images from  Southend United vs Portsmouth  on assignment for  Pro Sports Images .

Images from Southend United vs Portsmouth on assignment for Pro Sports Images.

Publication in the  English Football League  on assignment for  Pro Sports Images .

Publication in the English Football League on assignment for Pro Sports Images.

 
 
Publication in  The Sun  on assignment for  Pro Sports Images .

Publication in The Sun on assignment for Pro Sports Images.

 

Be sure to like and follow my social media pages to keep up to date with my shoots and travels.

Look forward to sharing more soon.

Stephen

Wire Service

Hello,

Since my last post I have been busy working on a number of projects, some have been published and some are still works in progress. I have been returning to Rambert for a number of shoots, working with the different departments within the building. I have also started working with the wire service photography agency REX Features as a means of distributing my images, and to shoot more elite sporting events. Additionally, for the Easter break Vanessa and I spent the weekend in the Lake District walking and taking in the scenic beauty.

It has become somewhat of a tradition for Vanessa and I to spend our Easter break in the Lake District. This is a time for us to recharge our batteries and spend some time in the great outdoors. Shooting nature, animals and landscapes was how I first started enjoying photography as a hobbyist, and still is a passion today. Luckily the Lake District had plenty of scenic beauty to offer, and is a treasure trove of images ripe for the picking.

Vanessa walking in the Lake District.

Friendly cows in the Lake District.

 

Abstract beauty in the Lake District.

 

As of last month, I signed to start shooting with Rex Features as a contributing photographer. REX Features is a Shutterstock company, and is one of the world's leading photographic press agencies and picture libraries. My first assignment with the agency was photographing at the BBL & WBBL British Play-off Finals at the O2, London. The first game of the afternoon was the Women's play-off finals between the Sevenoaks Suns and the Nottingham Wildcats, with the Suns coming out on top 70-61. The second game was the men's play-off final featuring the Leicester Riders and the Newcastle Eagles with the Riders dominating 84-63. I had a fantastic day and was really happy with the images I came away with.

 

The BBL & WBBL British Play-off Basketball Finals at the O2London. Featuring the Leicester Riders vs Newcastle Eagles and the Sevenoaks Suns vs Nottingham Wildcats.

 

At Rambert I have assumed the position of House Photographer, taking on many of the photographic responsibilities for the company. I have been working with the Learning & Participation department, capturing images from evening classes and outreach programmes and the Marketing department photographing the company in rehearsals, performances and additional projects. Many of the images can be found on the Rambert website, but I will share some of my recent images below.

The Rambert company dancers performing in Christopher Bruce's iconic work, Ghost Dances. Performed at Sadler's Wells TheatreLondon.

 

Rambert dancers Jacob O'ConnellCarolyn Bolton and Vanessa Kang in rehearsals for The days run away like wild horses choreographed by Aletta Collins.

 
 

The Rambert company dancers performing in Christopher Bruce's iconic work, Ghost Dances. Performed at Sadler's Wells TheatreLondon.

 

Lastly, a few months ago I had the great pleasure to work with the British Gymnastics Foundation, which is the charitable wing of the British Gymnastics Association. This was for the wonderful cause of capturing images for their Love to Move campaign. The Love to Move programme is an age and dementia friendly seated gymnastics programme which is transforming the lives of people living with dementia. I was thrilled to be a part of this project and as of last week they launched a crowdfunding campaign to help expand the programme into more care homes throughout the UK. Click HERE for more information.

 

The British Gymnastics Foundation launch their new dementia friendly seated gymnastics programe, Love to Move.

 

Till next time,

Stephen