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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

Into Europe

Hello again,

The last 3 months have flown by, and I have plenty of really exciting things to share! 

Back in October I had the great pleasure of flying out to Maastricht, Netherlands, to photograph at this year’s Nederlandse Dansdagen. The dance festival is a 3 day event which takes place annually on the first weekend of October, bringing together many of the great Dutch dance companies. I was given full access to the wings and backstage areas to capture the works from new and exciting angles, and with a packed shooting schedule, I got to work. It really was a pleasure to photograph here, seeing new dancers, new works and new companies is always inspiring and it gave me a fresh look at the dance scene. The festival was brimming with talent and great works, but at a push my highlights would be photographing Scapino Ballet’s new work, Henry by Itamar Serussi, capturing NBprojects' piece, 3: The Garden by artistic director, Nicole Beutler and finding the time on the last morning to watch Rise Up by Guilherme Miotto.
Upon returning to London I created an exclusive album of the festival for DanceTabs to run, which can be found by clicking the button below.

 

NBprojects3: The Garden by Nicole Beutler

 

I was also very happy to see my images published in Ballett am Rhein’s dance annual, b-No.6, a few weeks back. Ex-dancer turned choreographer, Hubert Essakow commissioned me to capture a number of images for an interview piece in the German magazine ahead of his own choreographic commission with the company later in the new year. It was great fun working with Hubert, shooting in a number of locations around London’s Southbank.

 

Hubert Essakow published in Ballett am Rhein's annual publication, b-No.6

 

Most recently, I have finally got with the times and created my own Instagram account, stephenwrightphotography! Here is where I will be posting some of my existing favourite shots, and plenty of new material. Check it out and see what you think! 

Additionally, I have attended some amazing photocalls for some great companies, including the likes of Balletboyz, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Rambert (Click the names for their respected galleries). To keep up to date on all my new galleries and pictures follow me on Twitter, give my Facebook page a like and follow me on Instagram!

 

Scapino BalletHenry by Itamar Serussi

 

Thank you for reading and I look forward to updating you again soon.

Cheers,

Stephen