In the Making

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

First Exhibition

Hello all,

I have been very busy since my last blog post, so this will be a pretty packed entry. Over the past month I have photographed 4 production galleries, photographed at a national gymnastics competition, shot on location and presented my first solo exhibition!

 

Vanessa Kang on location in Plymouth, UK.

 

Rambert had a very busy month performing in a number of premieres in various locations. First off after Sadler’s Wells was the Rambert Event staged by Jeannie Steele at Phillips’ Gallery in Berkeley Square, London. This was a beautiful location for the performances to take place in, and hugely popular with all the performances selling out. That being said, with the huge windows surrounding the enclosed space, audiences could watch the performances from the streets. I created galleries of these performances from both these perspectives (internal/external). 

 

Vanessa Kang, Simone Damberg Würtz, Hannah Rudd and Luke Ahmet performing the Rambert Event at Phillips' gallery London. 

 
 

Daniel Davidson, Lucy Balfour and Miguel Altunaga performing in the Rambert Event at Phillips' gallery London. 

 

In addition to these incredible performances, Rambert headed up north to Edinburgh to revive an old Rambert favourite, Ghost Dances. The work was premiered in 1981, brought back in 1999, and now again in 2016. Ghost Dances, choreographed by Christopher Bruce is an iconic work and instantly recognisable, with the 3 ‘ghosts’ taking to the stage in full body paint and wearing haunting masks. This work will be performed extensively in the new year, and will be at Sadler’s Wells in May.

 

Daniel Davidson, Juan Gil and Liam Francis in Christopher Bruce's Ghost Dances, performed by Rambert.

 
 

Simone Damberg Würtz and Adam Park in Christopher Bruce's Ghost Dances, performed by Rambert.

 

After Rambert’s Autumn tour had come to a close, the dancers rushed back into the studio to start work on In the Making. In the Making is a new platform for presenting dance works created by Rambert dancers and other artists at the Rambert HQ on the Southbank. These performances didn’t take on the generic; audience sit, dancers perform, audience leaves format. It was presented as more of a festival, with audiences moving through the building to encounter performances in various spaces and settings. 

Kym Sojourna, Lucy Balfour and Vanessa Kang in Stephen Quildan's work, Allow. Performed as part of In the Making presented by Rambert.

Adam Park and Daniel Davidson in Simone Damberg Würtz's work, Tempus. Performed as part of In the Making presented by Rambert.

Liam Francis and Jacob O'Connell in Carolyn Bolton's, Carbon Copy: Drawing the Circle. Performed as part of In the Making presented by Rambert.

Julie Cunningham performing in her own work, Returning. Performed as part of In the Making presented by Rambert.

Quinta in Miguel Altunaga's work Light Dial. Performed as part of In the Making presented by Rambert.

Juan Gil and Antonia Hewitt in Daniel Davidson's, Doublespeak. Performed as part of In the Making presented by Rambert.

I am very proud to announce that as part of In the Making, I presented my first solo photographic exhibition, Connect. Connect unpacks the creative process of choreographing contemporary dance works, providing an insight into the intimacy of creation. This body of work was generated whilst observing the works being made for In the Making, but the relationship and the unwavering commitment to the creative task is universal, and not specific to these processes. I had a lot of fun curating and presenting Connect, but I have to say a huge thank you to Vanessa Kang, Stefano Rosato, Joce Giles, Amy Bell, and of course Rambert. I couldn’t have done it without you!

A behind the scenes look at Stephen Wright Photography's first solo photographic exhibition, Connect as part of In the Making hosted by Rambert.

The past month has been hugely busy, but immensely rewarding. Now to enjoy the season’s festivities and a short break, because it won’t be long till January..!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Stephen