James Gallego Olivio

Home Studio

Hello,

I hope everyone had a great festive period and a happy new year! I was very lucky to spend my Christmas in Singapore with Vanessa and her family, but before heading off I worked on a couple of projects here in London. 

The  Garden City ,  Singapore.

The Garden CitySingapore.

The famous  HDB  flats of  Singapore .

The famous HDB flats of Singapore.

The  Garden City ,  Singapore.

The Garden CitySingapore.

At the start of December I was happy to rejoin the Sadler’s Wells Young Associates programme for their sharing at the Lilian Baylis Studio. 7 Young Associates were invited to create works for this sharing, each bringing their own style and approach to dance making to the stage. Having photographed and worked with some of the young choreographers during the Summer, it was great to return to see how the ideas had evolved.

 
Conor Kerrigan  performing  Anthony Matsena 's work at the  Young Associates  sharing at  Sadler's Wells .

Conor Kerrigan performing Anthony Matsena's work at the Young Associates sharing at Sadler's Wells.

 
Ruby Portus  performing her own work at the  Young Associates  sharing at  Sadler's Wells .

Ruby Portus performing her own work at the Young Associates sharing at Sadler's Wells.

Bun Kobayashi  and  Hannah Mason  performing  James Gallego Olivio 's work at the  Young Associates  sharing at  Sadler's Wells .

Bun Kobayashi and Hannah Mason performing James Gallego Olivio's work at the Young Associates sharing at Sadler's Wells.

Back at our home studio, Vanessa and I welcomed classical musician, Clifton Harrison. Clifton is an exceptional musician and a member of the Rambert Orchestra. We have been fortunate to work with him on many occasions. Clifton plays both the Viola and the Baroque, Viola d’Amore, and it was fantastic to have him on-set to capture both traditional style portraits in addition to some more creative ideas. Click here to see more from the shoot.

 
Classical musician,  Clifton Harrison  on-set with both his Viola and the baroque Viola d'Amore.

Classical musician, Clifton Harrison on-set with both his Viola and the baroque Viola d'Amore.

 
Classical musician  Clifton Harrison  on-set during a movement sequence.

Classical musician Clifton Harrison on-set during a movement sequence.

If you are interested in dynamic portraits of yourself, please do not hesitate to contact me at stephen@stephenwrightphotography.co.uk and we can schedule a photoshoot.

More soon,

Stephen

Summer Edition

Hello again,

Summer is over, and Autumn is nearly upon us! I spent my month working on a few assignments in London and overseas in addition to a wonderful break in the Austrian Alps. 

So at the start of August, Vanessa and I headed for Zillertal, Austria for the week. The intention of our holiday was to put ourselves somewhere beautiful and then go for a walk! I am so happy we settled on the Zillertal Valley as our destination, as it proved itself to be unbelievably picturesque and a perfect tonic to the fast-paced London. Naturally my camera was by my side the whole time, and I am happy to share a selection of my holiday snaps.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Once I was back in London I went straight to work with Sadler’s Wells, photographing for the inaugural Sadler’s Wells Young Associates Summer School. This was a mentoring scheme and safe place for young choreographers to experiment with their own ideas and choreographic voices which culminated in a group sharing. I spent two days with the group, and enjoyed sharing the space with all the choreographers. Hopefully we will be seeing more work from these guys in the future. Bellow are a couple of images I captured during my time with the group.

 
James Gallego Olivo  peforming  Lewis Cooke 's work-in-progress during the  Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School .

James Gallego Olivo peforming Lewis Cooke's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School.

 
 
Hannah Mason  performing  James Gallego Olivio 's work-in-progress during the  Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School . 

Hannah Mason performing James Gallego Olivio's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School

Anthony Matsena ,  Hannah Mason  performing  Chris Thomas 's work-in-progress during the  Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School .

Anthony Matsena, Hannah Mason performing Chris Thomas's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School.

 
 
Anthony Matsena ,  Chris Thomas  peforming  N a tasha Chu 's work-in-progress during the  Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School .

Anthony Matsena, Chris Thomas peforming Natasha Chu's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School.

 

Next up I headed for Bassano del Grappa, Italy for the OperaEstate Festival. Patricia Okenwa, with whom I have worked with on many occasions, was presenting a work as part of the international festival. I was invited along to capture the process and document the piece. The work was set in the beautiful location of a deconsecrated church, and it offered a perfect backdrop for Patricia’s emotionally charged Stabat Mater. You can find more pictures via this link.

 
Winifred Burnet-Smith ,  Vanessa Kang , Anna Borini performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of  OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa .

Winifred Burnet-Smith, Vanessa Kang, Anna Borini performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa.

 
Anna Borini ,  Winifred Burnet-Smith ,  Vanessa Kang  performing  Patricia Okenwa 's  Stabat Mater  as part of  OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa .

Anna Borini, Winifred Burnet-Smith, Vanessa Kang performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa.

Anna Borini ,  Winifred Burnet-Smith ,  Vanessa Kang, Ann Liebeck  performing  Patricia Okenwa 's  Stabat Mater  as part of  OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa .

Anna Borini, Winifred Burnet-Smith, Vanessa Kang, Ann Liebeck performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa.

Now back in London, I am happy to be back photographing the Rambert dancers, this time for their headshots, which will soon be featured in the Rambert programmes available at all performances! I will be working with Rambert again very soon, joining them on tour to photograph the premiere of Andonis Foniadakis’ new work, Symbiosis. Watch this space.

 
Headshot session with  Liam Francis  of  Rambert  company. 

Headshot session with Liam Francis of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with  Daniel Davidson  of  Rambert  company. 

Headshot session with Daniel Davidson of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with  Edit   Domoszlai  of  Rambert  company. 

Headshot session with Edit Domoszlai of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with  Kym Sojourna  of  Rambert  company. 

Headshot session with Kym Sojourna of Rambert company. 

 

More soon,

Stephen