Juan Gil

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

Bumper Issue

Dear All,

Last month I didn’t get round to writing a blog post, which just means this month I have lots of images to share with you!

 
Festival-goers enjoying the final ever  Secret Garden Party !

Festival-goers enjoying the final ever Secret Garden Party!

 

Throughout July I had the great pleasure in working for the National Citizens Service (NCS) as a Photography Practitioner. In this role I delivered several 3 day photography workshops to 15-17 year olds, teaching them the basics of photography, experimenting with creative camera techniques and how photography could be used to interact with the community. It was fantastic to work with so many young people, sharing my knowledge and helping them develop their skills. They managed to capture some amazing images, and I hope they were all as proud of themselves as I was of them. 

In addition to teaching I also covered dance both in the studio and on stage. On stage I photographed Alexander Whitley's new dance piece, 8 Minutes. This was a visually impactful work, utilising high-definition imagery from visual artist Tal Rosner which was projected behind the dancers. The vivid colours created a beautiful backdrop for the dancers to perform in front of. You can see my Rex Features gallery HERE.

Alexander Whitley Dance Company  performing  8 Minutes  at  Sadler's Wells .

Alexander Whitley Dance Company performing 8 Minutes at Sadler's Wells.

Alexander Whitley Dance Company  performing  8 Minutes  at  Sadler's Wells .

Alexander Whitley Dance Company performing 8 Minutes at Sadler's Wells.

I was back in the Rambert studios to photograph rehearsals for the upcoming work created by Greek choreographer, Andonis Foniadakis. Andonis’ work is physical, extremely fast paced and a joy to photograph. I look forward to seeing and photographing this work on stage in lights and costume!

Daniel Davidson  and  Miguel Altunaga  in rehearsal for R ambert 's new work choreographed by  Andonis Foniadakis  .

Daniel Davidson and Miguel Altunaga in rehearsal for Rambert's new work choreographed by Andonis Foniadakis.

Pierre Tappon, Brenda Lee Grech, Juan Gil and Daniel Davidson  in rehearsal for R ambert 's new work choreographed by  Andonis Foniadakis  .

Pierre Tappon, Brenda Lee Grech, Juan Gil and Daniel Davidson in rehearsal for Rambert's new work choreographed by Andonis Foniadakis.

Stephen Quildan, Liam Francis, Joshua Barwick and Adam Park in rehearsal for R ambert 's new work choreographed by  Andonis Foniadakis  .

Stephen Quildan, Liam Francis, Joshua Barwick and Adam Park in rehearsal for Rambert's new work choreographed by Andonis Foniadakis.

Additionally, I was very happy to be commissioned by the Secret Garden Party to photograph at the final ever SGP! I was given creative freedom to roam the festival capturing it’s beauty and oddities. The festival is vast, providing the festival-goers plenty of space to explore and let loose. It was a busy 4 days shooting, but I had a great time!

Festival-goers enjoying the final ever  Secret Garden Party !

Festival-goers enjoying the final ever Secret Garden Party!

Festival-goers enjoying the final ever  Secret Garden Party !

Festival-goers enjoying the final ever Secret Garden Party!

Festival-goers enjoying the final ever  Secret Garden Party !

Festival-goers enjoying the final ever Secret Garden Party!

Festival-goers enjoying the final ever  Secret Garden Party !

Festival-goers enjoying the final ever Secret Garden Party!

I have more exciting projects coming up soon.

Till then,

Stephen